© 2024 Ideastream Public Media

1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 916-6100 | (877) 399-3307

WKSU is a public media service licensed to Kent State University and operated by Ideastream Public Media.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Tractor Supply Co. Breaks Ground for New Distribution Center in Stark County

 groundbreaking ceremony for Tractor Supply Co.'s newest distribution center
Team NEO
The groundbreaking ceremony for the newest Tractor Supply Co. distribution center in Navarre took place Wednesday.

Tractor Supply Co. had a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest distribution center in Stark County June 16.

The company is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S. and has eight other distribution centers in the country.

“Tractor Supply is excited to break ground on our ninth distribution center,” said Colin Yankee, Tractor Supply’s executive vice president, chief supply chain officer. “The central location of this new facility in Navarre, Ohio, will allow us to more efficiently service our growing store base and online sales as we continue investing in our business for future success."

The distribution center will service more than 250 Tractor Supply stores. It will also bring 375 new jobs to the region.

“Speaking on behalf of the citizens of Navarre, I could not be happier that Tractor Supply chose to build and create jobs in our village,” said Mayor Bob Benson. “We have been working on building our industrial park for 30 years. For Tractor Supply to bring its 80+-year legacy to our community means the world to us. We have been focused on driving economic growth here, and today, the future of our economy is looking bright.”

The 850,000-square-foot facility is being designed to meet environmental standards and is the second facility to be built on the former Stark County Farm property.

The $70 million project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022, and the company aims to begin shipping items from the center by the end of that year.

Rachel Gross is a senior journalism major in the Kent State School of Media and Journalism and will be graduating Fall 2021. She is the current general manager of the student-run TV station on Kent State’s campus, TV2, and has covered major political events for the station such as the Presidential Debate in Cleveland. With her minor being in political science, she hopes to work in the political news field after graduation.