August 30, 2016
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Under Armour to open e-commerce distribution house at Sparrows Point
Over one million square-foot facility will bring 1,000 employees to Tradepoint Atlantic
Towson, MD – Under Armour is opening a new 1.3 million square-foot distribution and warehouse facility in Baltimore County as part of the Tradepoint Atlantic redevelopment of the Sparrows Point peninsula. With its global headquarters in Baltimore, the athletic apparel and equipment company projects it will employ 1,000 workers once the facility is operating at full capacity.
“Under Armour’s new e-commerce distribution house at Tradepoint Atlantic is a perfect match for our vision for Sparrows Point — a hometown company investing in the region and bringing 1,000 jobs to Baltimore County. Under Armour’s success is based on commitment, respect and the ability to creatively and strategically meet the demands of the marketplace. We are proud to be part of that team,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
“Our fourth distribution house will be a top-notch service engine for our e-commerce business to deliver the right product, to the right place at the right time to our growing consumer base and athletes around the world,” said Under Armour CEO and Founder Kevin Plank. “We are pleased to collaborate with Baltimore County and the State to create economic and job opportunities for the greater Baltimore community and Maryland as a whole.”
The facility, which is expected to open in the summer of 2018, will feature state-of-the-art equipment and systems to enhance Under Armour’s product distribution to its growing base of e-commerce consumers.
“Baltimore County proactively put key pieces in place to make Tradepoint Atlantic’s Sparrows Point site attractive to business. We initiated creation of the Chesapeake Enterprise Zone, established a foreign trade zone to facilitate global commerce and set up training systems for distribution operations workers,” said Will Anderson, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development.
Under Armour joins FedEx Ground and Pasha Automotive as tenants of Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100 acre development that is one of the largest economic development projects on the East Coast. The project features a unique combination of access to deepwater berths, railroads and highways that is ideal for global distribution and advanced manufacturing.
“Our vision for Sparrows Point is to attract world-class companies that want to take advantage of Baltimore’s deep talent pool, prime mid-Atlantic location and integrated transportation network,” added County Executive Kamenetz. “We’re well on our way to fulfilling that vision and bringing 10,000 jobs back to Sparrows Point.”###
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