BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, announced today it has officially begun construction of a new distribution center in Frankfort, NY.
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“The addition of our new distribution center in New York is important to our continued growth, as the facility will provide Tractor Supply the capacity we need to further our store expansion in the Northeast Corridor of the country,” said Greg Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer. “We are always looking for new ways to reach our customers as quickly and efficiently as possible, and this distribution center will play a critical role in our digital fulfillment strategy. We’re excited to begin the building process and look forward to a longstanding partnership with the great Frankfort community.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said, "We have invested more in the Mohawk Valley in six years than the region had seen in decades and it’s paying off. Unemployment is down, while private sector jobs are up and we've successfully attracted Tractor Supply Company to Herkimer County, which will soon create 350 good jobs for hard-working Upstate New Yorkers. This is a huge win for Herkimer County and the entire region, and we look forward to a long, successful partnership with the company."
Tractor Supply executives and local government officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking event earlier today, August 9, at the site of the Frankfort distribution center located in the Frankfort 5S South Business Park. The facility is expected to begin shipping by the end of 2018 and will be approximately 930,500 square-foot in size, with the potential to create more than 350 new full-time jobs over the next six years.
“This groundbreaking is the result of several years of work and dedication by many to bring a tenant to the Frankfort 5S South Business Park,” said Chairman Bernard Peplinski, Sr., of the Herkimer County Legislature. “As the walls go up and the doors open later next year, the residents of Herkimer County and the surrounding area will benefit from the additional jobs and resulting economic growth as we work with Tractor Supply.”
Senator James L. Seward said, “Whenever I discuss economic development for the Mohawk Valley, the conversation inevitably turns to the Frankfort 5S South Business Park, also known as the Pumpkin Patch. Tractor Supply’s arrival is great news and the project will stimulate our regional economy leading to future growth and more good paying jobs for our families.”
Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica said, “Tractor Supply Company will be an outstanding tenant and will bring job opportunities to many area residents, which will help businesses in surrounding communities as well. Through securing state funding toward the cost of a new water tower and infrastructure improvements, we were able to help make this project a reality. I want to acknowledge the Herkimer County Legislature, the Herkimer County IDA, and everyone else who partnered on this very significant investment in our community.”
Tractor Supply currently operates 1,630 stores in 49 states across the country and seven distribution centers in various locations including Casa Grande, AZ, Franklin, KY, Hagerstown, MD, Macon, GA, Pendleton, IN, Waco, TX, and Waverly, NE. Upon completion of the Frankfort facility in late 2018, Tractor Supply will operate eight distribution centers in total.
For more information on Tractor Supply Company, or to shop their products online, please visit www.tractorsupply.com.
About Tractor Supply Company
Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. At July 1, 2017, the Company operated 1,630 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.
Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At July 1, 2017, the Company operated 160 Petsense stores in 26 states. For more information on Petsense, visit www.petsense.com.
Media: Alecia Pulman/Brittany Rae Fraser