Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, plans to build a new distribution center in Maumelle, Arkansas. The $100 million project is expected to create 450 new jobs by the end of 2023.
The approximately 900,000 square foot distribution center will service roughly 250 Tractor Supply stores at full capacity. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in the middle of 2022, with an anticipated completion in late 2023.
“Tractor Supply is excited to begin work on our tenth distribution center, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Maumelle community,” said Hal Lawton, Tractor Supply’s President and CEO. “In support of our Life Out Here Strategy, this new distribution center is a significant investment to help serve our growing store base and online sales as we build a strong, relevant company for the future. We appreciate the support of the many state and local officials who have worked extensively to establish a business climate in which everyone can prosper.”
Tractor Supply Company, founded in 1938, is an American retail chain of stores that sells products for home improvement, agriculture, lawn and garden maintenance, livestock, equine and pet care for recreational farmers and ranchers, pet owners, and landowners.
“We are thrilled that Tractor Supply will open its newest distribution center in Maumelle,” Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston said. “Tractor Supply has a long history of meeting the needs of rural residents, and Maumelle is an ideal location to carry the company forward. This center will give Tractor Supply easy and convenient access to stores throughout the region.”
Tractor Supply worked closely on the project with the State of Arkansas, the City of Maumelle, and Entergy Arkansas. In 2019, Entergy Arkansas partnered with the city to certify the tract as a “Select Site” resulting in a more efficient site due diligence process for the company.