Gap is fostering business growth at its distribution center in Gallatin, Tennessee.
The U.S. retailer said it’s increasing employment at the facility by adding at least 100 jobs and investing $3.1 million over the next five years, The Tennessean reported. Gap’s investment will benefit the Gap Boulevard campus with technology upgrades. This business expansion will also increase online fulfillment capabilities in the middle Tennessee area.
“Gap Inc. has been a cornerstone of Tennessee’s robust logistics and distribution industry for nearly two decades and we welcome their continued commitment to create more jobs for Sumner County,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. “The growth in Gallatin by one of the world’s leading retail brands brings us another step closer as we work to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
Sumner County has been home to Gap’s logistics sector for many years. The retailer is one of the vicinity’s largest employers, with more than 750 local workers. Gap has more than 2.8 million square feet of distribution space across its three Gallatin warehouses.
“As a premier logistics provider, we continue to find innovative ways that enable us to dynamically, quickly and reliably deliver product to both retail stores and online customers,” Gap’s VP of Logistics Kevin Kuntz, said. “With the expansion of our presence in Gallatin, we look forward to providing opportunities for members of our valued community.”
Economic and community development commissioner Randy Boyd highlighted Tennessee as an ideal hub for companies, like Gap, that are looking to revamp and rebuild their e-commerce divisions.
“More than 263,000 Tennesseans work in the transportation, logistics and distribution industry,” Boyd said. “Gap Inc. is a major part of this thriving sector and we thank them for continuing to invest in Tennessee and bringing more than 100 new jobs to Sumner County.”