Tractor Supply to Open New Arkansas Distribution Center

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Tractor Supply Company has announced plans to construct a new distribution center in Maumelle, Arkansas.

The first investment in the approximately 900,000 square foot distribution center is approximately $100 million.

By the end of 2023, the plant is expected to create more than 450 new full-time employment and support approximately 250 Tractor Supply stores at full capacity.

Construction is now set to begin in the middle of 2022, with a completion date of late 2023.

“Tractor Supply is excited to begin work on our tenth distribution center, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Maumelle community,” Tractor Supply’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Hal Lawton stated.

“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.”

“From the beginning of the site search, Tractor Supply and JLL, a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, worked closely on the project with the State of Arkansas, Maumelle city officials, and Chris Murphy, Senior Project Manager with Entergy Arkansas. In 2019, Murphy and Tandee White, also with Entergy Arkansas, partnered with the city to certify the tract as a “Select Site” resulting in a more efficient site due diligence process for Tractor Supply.”

“We have added more than 26,000 new jobs to the state’s economy since 2015, and the creation of 450 full-time jobs will continue to boost the state’s economy and make a big impact on Arkansas families,” Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas said.

“Arkansas has a dedicated and skilled workforce that is ready to meet Tractor Supply Company’s needs as they embark on this newest expansion. We wish the company well as they grow and expand in Arkansas, and we are here to help them however we can.”

“This is terrific news for central Arkansas and the City of Maumelle. Tractor Supply’s new distribution center creates hundreds of new jobs for the region and once again demonstrates the strength of Arkansas’s workforce and the attractiveness of our location, infrastructure, and quality of life,” Tim Griffin, Lt. Governor of Arkansas added.

“Having grown up on a cattle farm and as the wife of a row crop farmer, I know firsthand the significance of farm supply businesses in our communities. I am excited that Tractor Supply chose my current hometown of Maumelle for its next distribution center. This announcement will bring hundreds of good paying jobs to central Arkansas as it drives the economic growth in our great state,” said Leslie Rutledge, Attorney General of Arkansas.

“We are thrilled that Tractor Supply will open its newest distribution center in Maumelle,” Mike Preston, Arkansas Secretary of Commerce said.

“Tractor Supply has a long history of meeting the needs of rural residents, and Maumelle is an ideal location to carry the company forward. This center will give Tractor Supply easy and convenient access to stores throughout the region.”

“I am thrilled that Tractor Supply is investing in Maumelle with their newest distribution center”, said Caleb Norris, Mayor of Maumelle.

“It is clear that Tractor Supply’s values complement Maumelle’s vision quite well and their presence will be a great addition to our community. The new facility located in our thriving industrial park will provide 450 new jobs and strengthen our already growing local economy. This huge win for Maumelle follows years of work and demonstrates that Maumelle is a thriving city.”

As of December 25, 2021, Tractor Supply operates 34 locations in Arkansas and 2,003 stores in total throughout 49 states.

Tractor Supply has nine distribution centers in various locales, including Frankfort, New York, Casa Grande, Arizona, Franklin, Kentucky, Hagerstown, Maryland, Macon, Georgia, Pendleton, Indiana, Waco Texas, and Waverly NE, with the addition of a distribution center in Navarre Ohio slated to be completed in late 2022.

Tractor Supply will manage ten distribution facilities once the Maumelle plant is completed in late 2023.

Glenn is our New York City correspondent covering home improvement, DIYs, and home renovation reports in New England areas.