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Academy Sports + Outdoors Expands Distribution Center Creating 250 Jobs

Area Development Online News Desk (07/11/2012)
Academy Sports + Outdoors will expand its distribution center operation in Twiggs County, Jeffersonville, Georgia, creating 250 jobs.

This project expands the sporting goods, outdoor and lifestyle retailer's Jeffersonville distribution center at 1 Academy Drive by more than 500,000 square feet.

"Companies like Academy Sports + Outdoors that make up Georgia's existing industry base help us best market Georgia as a great place for business through significant expansion projects like this one," Gov Nathan Deal said. "This expansion is a vote of confidence for our high-performing logistics infrastructure, our workforce and the other business assets that make Georgia competitive. I am glad to see Academy Sports + Outdoors grow right here in Georgia."

Academy Sports + Outdoors, which first expanded its distribution center to Twiggs County in five years ago, employs 625 associates in its existing 1.1 million-square-foot facility. Last year, Academy Sports + Outdoors added an e-commerce center at its Jeffersonville facility, which serves as the fulfillment center for its online retail business.

"We are extremely grateful to Governor Deal, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and all of our business partners in the Twiggs County area for their efforts in paving the way for our distribution center expansion project," says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors' Executive Vice President, Operations. "Our current associates and our facility in Jeffersonville are critical to our logistics infrastructure and our e-commerce fulfillment. We're looking forward to expanding both our team and also our facilities as well as being an integral part of this community for many years to come."

While details of an incentive package were not immediately available, the Georgia Department of Economic Development collaborated with the Development Authority of Twiggs County and the Twiggs County Commission to manage this expansion project.
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