Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced the grand opening of a new 782,000 sq. ft. direct delivery center in Pendergrass, GA. The facility is an important part of the company's supply chain and will distribute home appliances, tractors, TV's and other large ticket items to over 232 Sears and Kmart stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.
"Sears is excited to be part of the new Jackson 85 Industrial Park in Pendergrass, and proud to continue the strong relationship between Sears and the great State of Georgia. This facility will allow Sears to expand our appliance distribution capabilities and moves us closer to our goal of becoming more effective and efficient," said Bruce Johnson, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations for Sears Holdings.
"Logistics has long been a strong sector for Georgia, and we're proud that Sears has chosen to locate a new distribution center here," said Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. "Our well-trained workforce and unparalleled transportation network allow companies to grow."
The center is expected to employ approximately 120 associates. About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer, with approximately $50 billion in annual revenues, and with approximately 3,800 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart and in Canada by Sears Canada. The Company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 13 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at http://www.searsholdings.com/.
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