Genuine Parts Company, a leading automotive and industrial parts distributor, will invest $50 million to establish a new distribution facility in Lebanon, Tennessee. The company plans to create 250 jobs over the next five years.
Construction on the Lebanon facility is essentially complete and was initially operational in September 2020. The build-out of the internal operations remains underway and will continue for several more months. The new Wilson County facility will supply auto parts to approximately 300 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores.
“We were pleased to open our newest U.S. Automotive distribution center in Lebanon in September. This operation is a 325,000-square-foot distribution center equipped with systems and efficiencies to enable high productivity and the service of over 300 NAPA stores. We appreciate the tremendous support of everyone involved in this project, including TNECD,” Dan Mueller, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, NAPA/ U.S. Automotive Parts Group of GPC said.
“As our economy continues to recover, major investments like this from Genuine Parts Company are even more vital for our state. I’d like to thank such a storied company for investing in Wilson County and being part of our efforts to get Tennessee’s economy back on track,” said Governor Bill Lee.
“TNECD remains committed to supporting private investment and job creation in Tennessee. Now more than ever, Tennesseans need access to high-quality job opportunities, and I thank Genuine Parts Company for its significant investment in Lebanon. Alongside recent job announcements, the creation of 250 jobs here in Wilson County will play an important role as our economy recovers,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe added.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive parts to a network of 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores in the U.S. In addition, the company has automotive operations in Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Genuine Parts Company also distributes industrial parts throughout the U.S.Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Genuine Parts Company on its decision to expand operations and create new job opportunities in Wilson County. Helping to facilitate job creation and investment in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to celebrate this announcement with our partners, the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and wish Genuine Parts Company continued success in the Valley,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development noted.