Helen of Troy Limited Plans Gallaway, Tennessee, Distribution Hub
Equipped with state-of-the-art automation and direct-to-consumer fulfillment capabilities, the new facility, located at Hickory Withe Road and TN-196, is being designed and built specifically to house the company’s Housewares segment operations, which includes both its OXO and Hydro Flask brands. Construction is expected to commence in July 2021, with anticipated completion by the end of 2022.
“We are very excited to join the Gallaway community, and greatly appreciate the work by leaders in the city, Fayette County, and State of Tennessee to make this project feasible. We look forward to providing high-quality job opportunities for many years to come in the new state-of-the-art facility we are building. We would also like to thank Hillwood and look forward to working with them to build the new facility. At Helen of Troy, we pride ourselves on being a part of the communities in which we live and work. We encourage and support our associates to stay actively involved in their communities, and we welcome the opportunity to be a part of Gallaway’s continued growth and success. Having grown our sales by more than 60 percent since we launched our Transformation Plan seven years ago to over $2 billion, this new distribution center is a critical project to catch up with our expansion and deliver on our future growth strategies with greater scale and efficiency. The new facility expands our distribution operations in the region, allowing us to re-optimize our existing facilities to better fit the specific needs of each of our business segments as we serve our retail and direct-to- consumer customers,” noted Julien R. Mininberg, CEO, Helen of Troy Limited.
“Helen of Troy is a global consumer products company with a portfolio that includes some of the world’s best-known brands, and its intention to create 350 new jobs will place them as one of the top three employers in Fayette County. Thanks to the work of TDOT and the completion of the new exit on I-40, hundreds of residents in Fayette County will have access to hundreds of outstanding family-wage jobs,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.
Helen of Troy is a designer, developer and worldwide marketer of consumer brand-name housewares, health and home, and beauty products.
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