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AutoZone Establishes Chowchilla, California, Distribution Hub

AutoZone will build its newest distribution center in Chowchilla, California. The project is expected to create 280 jobs.

According to company officials, construction on the facility is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2022 for a projected opening in 2024.

“With over 640 stores across the State of California, we are very excited to be a part of the Chowchilla community. During our process to identify our next distribution center location, Chowchilla’s leadership team has been amazing and has helped solidify our decision to come to and be an integral part of this great community. Our significant investment in Chowchilla represents our commitment to always putting our customers first and is an important part of our strategy for accelerated growth,” said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President, and CEO of AutoZone.

AutoZone, Inc. is an American retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, the largest in the United States. Founded in 1979, AutoZone has over 6,400 stores across the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil and the US Virgin Islands. The company is based in Memphis, Tennessee.

“We are thankful and applaud AutoZone for recognizing Chowchilla’s potential with a large development such as this one; it is a welcomed addition to our community. The City of Chowchilla would like to extend gratitude for the introduction of the project with both the Central California and Madera County Economic Development Commission,” said Rod Pruett, City Administrator.

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