AutoZone to Set up East Coast Distribution Facility in Native Area

Automotive components retailer AutoZone might be constructing an 800,000 square-foot distribution facility in New Kent. (Wikipedia)

NEW KENT — AutoZone, the nation’s high auto components retailer, has introduced that it’s going to make investments $185.2 million to determine a distribution heart and warehouse in New Kent County.

Based on a press launch from the Virginia Financial Growth Partnership, the Memphis, Tenn. primarily based firm will construct an 800,000 square-foot facility that can deal with distribution in addition to direct imports for your complete east coast. In complete the middle will carry 352 new jobs to the county.

Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, essentially the most not too long ago reported unemployment charges in New Kent, James Metropolis, and York counties together with the Metropolis of Williamsburg was 2.5 %.*

“AutoZone’s latest distribution operation in New Kent County will allow the corporate to simply entry 47 % of U.S. shoppers inside a one-day drive and world markets by means of The Port of Virginia,” stated Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Commerce Caren Merrick. “With greater than 4,600 provide chain operations situated all through the Commonwealth, Virginia has emerged as a premier logistics vacation spot serving as a single gateway into crucial buyer markets. We look ahead to a continued partnership with AutoZone.”

AutoZone has been in enterprise since 1979 and is the main retailer and distributor of automotive substitute components and equipment within the Americas. At the moment there are greater than 145 shops in Virginia and greater than 700 within the surrounding states.

“Throughout our rigorous and aggressive search course of to establish our subsequent distribution heart location, Virginia and New Kent County management had been great and instrumental in us deciding to hitch this excellent group,” stated Invoice Rhodes, AutoZone Chairman, President, and CEO. “Our large-scale funding in New Kent County is a crucial a part of our technique for accelerated progress and represents our dedication to all the time put clients first.” 

* Information set reported for December 2021.

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