Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S., opened its tenth and largest distribution center in Maumelle, AK. The 1.1 million-square-foot investment represents over $175 million and will create 500 full-time jobs for area residents.

“Our distribution centers play a critical role in our commitment to being a dependable supplier for our customers as they live Life Out Here,” said Hal Lawton, president and CEO at Tractor Supply. “Each one of our more than 2,200 stores has to have what our customers need when they need it. As more people embrace this lifestyle and we continue to open new stores across the U.S., our new distribution center in Maumelle will help ensure that we are there for our customers when they need us, providing the legendary service they have come to know and love.”

The Maumelle facility will serve approximately 250 Tractor Supply stores in the Southeast, Midwest and Texas while also fulfilling regional digital orders. 

Tractor Supply opened its first Arkansas store in Pulaski County in 1960. Today the retailer has 39 stores in the state. Tractor Supply also owns and operates eight Petsense by Tractor Supply stores in Arkansas.

Lawton joined Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Maumelle Mayor Caleb Norris, state and local representatives, and employees for the stores grand opening celebration.

The Maumelle distribution center is registered with a certification goal of LEED Gold. The building’s roof features a solar system consisting of more than 10,000 solar panels that will produce five million kilowatts of electricity per year, enough to support operations during daylight hours. The solar panels will reportedly “reduce the building’s carbon footprint by approximately 4,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.”

The facility is Tractor Supply’s first to use autonomous mobile robots at scale for small item fulfillment and will serve as a testing facility for other robotics designed to help reduce costs and increase productivity.

The building began receiving product in April and will begin shipping to stores and customers in June. 

For over 85 years, Tractor Supply Company has served recreational farmers, ranchers, homeowners, gardeners, pet enthusiasts, and all those who enjoy living “Life Out Here.” Tractor Supply is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S., ranking 291 on the Fortune 500. The company employs over 50,000 workers. As of March 30, 2024, the company operated 2,233 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states. 

Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense by Tractor Supply, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer providing products and services for pet owners. As of March 30, 2024, the company operated 202 Petsense by Tractor Supply Stores.

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