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Duluth Trading Co. Building $53 Million DC in Georgia

Duluth Trading Company, a casual wear, workwear and accessories retailer, will build a new distribution and fulfillment facility in Adairsville, Ga.

The new facility will create more than 300 new jobs and represents an investment of $53 million in Bartow County.

“We are thrilled to open Duluth Trading’s first-ever automated fulfillment center in Adairsville,” said Sam Sato, president and CEO of Duluth Trading. “With an expanded fulfillment network and state-of-the-art robotics, this new facility positions us to better serve our customers nationwide, all while adding hundreds of new jobs to the Bartow County community.”

Duluth Trading’s new facility will be located at the Ashley Capital building at 400 International Parkway in Adairsville. The facility is the retailer’s first-of-its-kind automated distribution and fulfillment center. It serves as a major investment toward the company’s digital growth and expansion, to better serve customers and its nationwide footprint of brick-and-mortar stores.

Duluth Trading is based in Wisconsin and operates primarily online, with 65 retail locations, including one in Kennesaw, Ga.

“We are confident this new facility will begin a prosperous relationship with the people of Bartow County as Duluth expands to meet the distribution needs of our modern economy,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said. “Georgia’s prime location and robust infrastructure allows companies to distribute products to 80 percent of the U.S. market in less than two days of drive time or two hours by plane.”

Project manager Mellissa Takeuchi represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this project in partnership with the Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Power and Georgia Quick Start.

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“Duluth Trading is a unique, recognizable national brand and we are excited they have chosen Georgia for their first distribution center of its kind for the company,” said GDEcD commissioner Pat Wilson. “Georgia’s logistics industry created the third most jobs last fiscal year. Our logistics advantage is further supplemented by the Georgia Center of Innovation, which works to foster growth in key industries using research-driven strategies and a wide network of public and private partners.”

Georgia Quick Start, provided through the Technical College System of Georgia, is a top-ranked workforce training program in the nation. The program helps assess workers, train new employees on specialized processes on projects and develop customized job-specific training using the most current techniques and media.

Duluth Trading Co. and its growing portfolio of brands–Duluth, AKHG and Best Made–cater to the lifestyle of the modern, self-reliant American. Duluth Trading’s family of brands offer high-quality, solution-based apparel, accessories and gear for men and women.