Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, intends to build a 895,000 square foot distribution center in Navarre, Ohio.
According to company officials, the Navarre distribution center represents an initial investment of about $70 million. The facility will create more than 375 new full-time jobs by the end of 2023 and service about 250 Tractor Supply stores at full capacity. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in April 2021, with anticipated completion by Fall 2022.
“Tractor Supply is excited to begin work on our ninth distribution center, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Navarre 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’s new, state-of-the-art distribution center will bring new jobs and investment to an expanding industrial park in Navarre,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “Workforce talent in Stark County will play an essential role in meeting Tractor Supply’s rapidly growing customer demand nationwide.”
Tractor Supply currently operates 96 stores in the state of Ohio and 1,904 stores in total across 49 states and eight distribution centers in various locations including Frankfort, N.Y.; Casa Grande, Ariz.; Franklin, Ky.; Hagerstown, Md.; Macon, Ga.; Pendleton, Ind.; Waco, Texas; and Waverly, Neb. Upon completion of the Navarre facility in late 2022, Tractor Supply will operate nine distribution centers in total.
Bill Koehler, CEO of Team NEO, added, “Northeast Ohio is well-positioned to offer Tractor Supply Company the resources they need to thrive. Congratulations to our Stark County partners who successfully highlighted the value of placing Tractor Supply Company’s distribution and logistics investment here. Along with JobsOhio and our local partners, we welcome Tractor Supply’s expansion, and commend them on the addition of 375 jobs.”