Rooms To Go will invest $69 million to locate its new warehouse and retail outlet store in Wilson County, creating 200 new jobs in Middle Tennessee.
“We are extremely excited about our new distribution center and outlet store in Wilson County, and we really appreciate the help and support of the state and county economic development officials who made this possible,” said Rooms To Go CEO Jeffrey Seaman. “The visibility and access of our new facility to a major Interstate are tremendous benefits to Rooms To Go and to our customers. This location will not only help us speed up deliveries and better serve our customers in Greater Nashville, it also will serve as a hub for our expansion in the mid-south.”
The Florida-based furniture company’s new facility will be located in Cedar Farms, a 902,000-square-foot industrial building in Lebanon. Rooms To Go will use the facility as a furniture warehouse and will add an additional 40,000 square feet to serve as a retail outlet. The facility will be the company’s first outlet store in Tennessee and will give Rooms To Go easy access to three interstates and convenient delivery to 39 million people within 300 miles of Nashville.
“Tennessee’s central location and easy access to eight interstates make it a perfect location for Rooms To Go to locate its new warehouse and retail outlet,” said Gov. Bill Lee. “I appreciate their commitment to our state by creating 200 new jobs in Wilson County and I look forward to seeing the company continue to grow and succeed.”
Since 2013, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) has supported 29 projects in Wilson County, resulting in the creation of more than 4,000 new jobs and approximately $752 million in capital investment.
“Currently Rooms To Go employs 7,000 employees globally and 115 employees in Tennessee at its retail operations,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “I thank Rooms To Go for more than doubling its employment in our state by creating 200 new jobs in Wilson County and I appreciate the company for choosing Tennessee to locate new operations.”
“I am proud to welcome a company of Rooms To Go’s caliber to Wilson County,” said Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto. “The project not only provides career employment opportunities, but also accelerates retail growth along Interstate 840. Wilson County and its citizens look forward to a long and productive partnership.”
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