Officials announced Thursday that an Under Armour distribution facility will soon set its roots in Mt. Juliet.
The announcement came at 1:45 p.m. from Governor Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, and other local officials such as the Mt. Juliet and Wilson County mayors.
The one million square foot distribution and warehousing facility will be built in Beckwith Farms.
“We like the fact that they’re aggressive folks who we think are going to grow. We’re betting on them to add another million square feet at some point, so we think it’s a good match,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.
Under Armour, a leader in performance apparel and footwear, is investing over $100 million and creating over 1,500 jobs over the next five years.
“When we started integrating ourselves with not only the commissioners, we just found that this was the place we wanted to do business,” said Under Armour COO and President of Product Kip Fulks.
The distribution and warehouse center is scheduled to open in early 2016.
It will be Under Armour’s third distribution facility in the United States. The other two are located in Baltimore and Rialto, California.