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Duluth Trading Company Plans Adairsville, Georgia, Distribution-Fulfillment Center

Duluth Trading Company, a casual wear, workwear, and accessory retailer for men and women, will build a new distribution and fulfillment facility in Adairsville, Georgia. The $53 million project is expected to create 300 jobs in Bartow County.

The facility will be located at the Ashley Capital building at 400 International Parkway and will be the retailer’s first-of-its-kind automated distribution and fulfillment center.

"We are thrilled to open Duluth Trading’s first-ever automated fulfillment center in Adairsville, Georgia," said Sam Sato, President and CEO, Duluth Trading. "With an expanded fulfillment network and state-of-the-art robotics, this new facility positions us to better serve our customers nationwide all while adding hundreds of new jobs to the Bartow County community."

The new operation serves as a major investment toward the retailer's digital growth and expansion, to better serve customers and its nationwide footprint of brick-and-mortar stores.

"Duluth Trading is a unique, recognizable national brand, and we are excited they have chosen Georgia for their first distribution center of its kind for the company," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Georgia’s logistics industry created the third most jobs last fiscal year. Our logistics advantage is further supplemented by the Georgia Center of Innovation, which works to foster growth in key industries using research-driven strategies and a wide network of public and private partners. Congratulations to our partners in Bartow County and metro Atlanta for bringing new jobs and opportunities to their communities."

Project Manager Mellissa Takeuchi represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Global Commerce team on this project in partnership with the Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.

"This announcement is great news for metro Atlanta and we welcome Duluth Trading Company’s investment in Bartow County," said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick. "Metro Atlanta’s expertise in logistics coupled with an infrastructure designed to reach major population centers creates undoubted access for Duluth Trading Company to grow. Additionally, Atlanta’s strength as a technology hub will be a great asset to Duluth Trading Company as they implement the latest supply chain technology solutions."

Georgia Quick Start, provided through the Technical College System of Georgia, is a top-ranked workforce training program in the nation. The program helps assess workers, train new employees on unique processes on projects, and develop customized job-specific training.

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