Tractor Supply Begins Construction on New Distribution Center in Maumelle, Arkansas

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, today officially announced the grand opening of its new distribution center in Maumelle, Ark. The 1.2 million square foot facility represents an initial investment of $128 million and will be the tenth and largest distribution center in the Tractor Supply network. The distribution center will create nearly 500 new full-time jobs when it opens in late 2023 and serve more than 300 Tractor Supply stores at full capacity. The facility includes 50,000 square feet of mezzanine space dedicated to the company’s growing e-commerce business.

To celebrate the occasion, Tractor Supply President and CEO Hal Lawton was joined by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston, Mayor of Maumelle, Caleb Norris, and other local and state dignitaries for the ceremony this morning at the site.

“This distribution center will be a critical link in our supply chain strategy to better serve our existing stores and our future growth in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding states,” Lawton said. “Tractor Supply is committed to a more sustainable future, and our investments in Maumelle are having a positive impact on the environment. We are grateful for the strong support for this project at the local and state level and look forward to being a great community partner. »

The facility has been designed and will be built in accordance with criteria that address carbon, energy, water, waste and other environmental quality opportunities to qualify for LEED® Gold certification by the US Green Building Council. Its rooftop solar panel system will produce approximately 6 million kW of electricity per year, which will provide all the electricity needed for its operations, achieving a net zero energy rating. This system will save the equivalent of nearly 4,700 tonnes of carbon per year, which is another example of the company’s commitment to being Stewards of Life Out Here. Tractor Supply is currently working towards several Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals, one being to achieve net zero carbon emissions in its operations by 2040.

Tractor Supply officials partnered with Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), a Fortune 500 global commercial real estate services firm specializing in real estate and investment management, Arkansas state officials, city ​​officials from Maumelle and Entergy Arkansas to select the site.

“I want to congratulate Tractor Supply on the grand opening of their tenth distribution center,” Governor Asa Hutchinson said. “Arkansasians across the state know the value our farm families bring, and Tractor Supply is highly regarded as a leading partner in meeting the needs of our farm families.”

“The investment Tractor Supply is making in its Maumelle distribution center will create hundreds of new jobs and demonstrates what a vital manufacturing and distribution center Arkansas is,” Commerce Secretary Mike Preston said. “I would like to thank them for the trust they place in our workforce to help them meet the growing needs of their customers. »

“On behalf of the Town of Maumelle, I am delighted to welcome Tractor Supply to our business community,” said Mayor Caleb Norris. “We are delighted that they have chosen to build and create jobs in our growing city. Tractor Supply’s new distribution center will be a great addition to our growing industrial park.

Tractor Supply will begin hiring for distribution center positions in October 2023. To stay informed of job openings, visit TractorSupply.jobs. Tractor Supply offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, health care benefits for full-time and part-time team members, a 401(k) ) and company correspondence, pay-as-you-go, flexible hours, one employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid parental leave for full-time team members, discount for members of the team and more.

Tractor Supply currently operates 35 stores in Arkansas and 2,016 total stores in 49 states. With the addition of a distribution center in Navarre, Ohio, expected to be completed later this year, Tractor Supply operates distribution centers in Frankfort, New York; Casa Grande, Az. ; Franklin, Ky.; Hagerstown, Maryland; Macon, Georgia; Pendleton, In.; Waco, Texas; and Waverly, Ne.

About Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, is passionate about its unique niche, targeting the needs of recreational farmers, ranchers and anyone who enjoys living the lifestyle. rural, for more than 80 years. years. Tractor Supply offers a wide range of products needed to care for home, earth, pets and animals with an emphasis on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service for the style of Life Out Here. With nearly 48,000 team members, the company’s physical store assets, combined with its digital capabilities, provide customers with the convenience of buying the products they need anytime, anywhere and from the way they choose at the everyday low prices they deserve. As of June 25, 2022, the Company operated 2,016 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states, a consumer mobile app and an e-commerce website at TractorSupply.com.

Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense by Tractor Supply, a specialty pet supply retailer focused on serving the needs of pet owners, primarily in small to medium sized communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. As of June 25, 2022, the Company operated 178 Petsense by Tractor Supply stores in 23 states. For more information about Petsense by Tractor Supply, visit Petsense.com.

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