Galyan’s Trading Co. has decided to stay in Plainfield, IN, the town where it first started in business more than 40 years ago. The retailer had been looking at numerous sites in the Indianapolis area, but will now work with Plainfield to locate a building site for a new state-of-the-art facility.

“Plainfield is home to many of our employees, our original Galyan’s store and our new distribution center,” said CEO Bob Mang in an interview with the local paper. “It makes sense for Galyan’s to place its corporate offices in a location that offers these synergies.”

Tuesday’s decision is a relief to Plainfield officials, who feared the loss of a public company and hundreds of jobs at its corporate headquarters.

GLYN, now located in a former Wal-Mart building, said it has outgrown its space and desperately needs room to house current employees and increase its work force.

The Finish Line announced last week it will stay in Indy.