At a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of Nashville in Mount Juliet, Tenn., Under Armour opened the doors to its new 1-million-square-foot distribution and warehouse facility. With the establishment of the Nashville Distribution House, Under Armour will invest more than $100 million and will create 1,500 new jobs in the area over the next five years.
This is Under Armour's third distribution facility in the United States, joining the company's original warehouse in the Baltimore metropolitan area and another located in Rialto, Calif. The facility features an onsite Under Armour Fitness Center for employees, state-of-the-art equipment including a 12+ mile conveyor system, automated receiving technology, voice-directed-picking software and advanced sortation methods. Under Armour also operates two Under Armour Factory House retail destinations in Tennessee, located in Nashville and Sevierville.
"We're excited to open the Nashville Distribution House, which provides us with a great opportunity to grow our US-based team and better service our rapidly expanding customer base," said Jim Hardy, EVP, global operations at Under Armour. "We thank the many state and local officials who have worked with us over the last year, ensuring this project came to life for the betterment of the Under Armour brand, the local Wilson County community, and the athletes who rely on our product to perform at their best."
"We want to congratulate Under Armour on the completion of its third U.S. distribution facility and thank the company for its commitment to create 1,500 new jobs in Wilson County," Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said. "Under Armour is a brand known around the world for its exceptional products, and it means a great deal that they chose to invest and grow in Tennessee. We are excited to be home to the company's newest operations and look forward to building upon our partnership."
Under Armour plans to have nearly 300 employees based at the Mt. Juliet facility by the end of 2015. For more information and current job openings, visit www.underarmour.jobs.