Due to the facility’s convenient accessibility, the retailer can better serve its vendors throughout the region.
Planned for an 85-acre site, the building will span about 800,000 SF and handle both dry and fresh items. The facility also includes 180,000 SF of cold storage spaces ranging in temperatures from -20, -10, 38, and 55 degrees.
The $85 million project recently broke ground and, once fully operational, will create an estimated 400 new jobs in the surrounding community, which historically has relied heavily on agriculture-focused businesses for employment. The center will also add approximately $106 million annually to a 10-county area in and around Blair and provide around $300,000 in job training funds.