Tractor Supply Launching Sustainability-Focused Distribution Center

Liz Dominguez
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Tractor Supply Company is breaking ground on a massive, sustainability-focused distribution center, which will be located in Maumelle, Arkansas. 

The largest distribution center yet, and number 10 for the company, will boast 1.2 million square feet — and 50,000 square feet of mezzanine space devoted solely to the company’s e-commerce business — requiring an investment of $128 million. Once completed in 2023, the center will create nearly 500 new full-time jobs and will be able to service 300 stores at full capacity. 

Tractor Supply will begin hiring in October 2023, with position openings listed on Benefits include paid time off, health care for full-time and part-time team members, a 401(k) savings plan and company match, on-demand pay, flexible scheduling, an employee stock purchase plan, paid parental leave for full-time team members, a team member discount, and more.

The company has sustainability in mind, designing and constructing a facility that addresses carbon, energy, water, waste, and other environmental factors in order to qualify for LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

As part of this initiative, the building will include a rooftop solar system that will provide all the electricity needed for operations, reaching a Net Zero energy rating. The company looks to save about 4,700 tons of carbon per year as part of its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals to be net zero by 2040. 

[Read more: Tractor Supply Company Expands Loyalty Benefits, Targets Pet Owners]

As a celebratory kick off, Tractor Supply’s CEO Hal Lawton held a ceremony at the construction site, joined by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston, Maumelle Mayor Caleb Norris, and other local and state dignitaries.

“This distribution center will be a vital link in our supply-chain strategy to better serve our existing stores and future growth in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and surrounding states,” said Lawton. “Tractor Supply is committed to a more sustainable future, and our investments in Maumelle support 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.”

[Learn more: Tractor Supply Posts 39th Quarter of Double-Digit Digital Sales Growth]

Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston said the investment will create hundreds of new jobs and demonstrates how Arkansas is a vital manufacturing and distribution hub.

“I want to thank them for the confidence they have placed in our workforce to help them meet the growing needs of their customers,” he added. 

“On behalf of the city of Maumelle, I am excited to welcome Tractor Supply to our business community,” said Mayor Caleb Norris. “We are thrilled that they chose to build and create jobs in our growing city. The new Tractor Supply distribution center will be a great addition to our thriving industrial park.”

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