Gap Inc. marked the completion of an $83 million expansion at its Gallatin distribution center last week that officials say will double the facility’s online fulfillment capabilities ahead of what is expected to be a busy holiday shopping season.
The global clothing and accessories retailer announced the expansion earlier this year and said it plans to hire 600 full-time and 500 flex and part-time employees in the coming years as operations continue to scale, according to a spokesperson for the company.
“The story here is about not only attracting new business, but you have done a great job of retaining businesses and getting repeat investments into the community,” Gap Senior Vice President of Global Logistics Fulfillment Kevin Kuntz said during a program Thursday. “We’ve spent over half of a billion dollars now in this establishment.
“We’re proud to be here… and this is a very important and integral part of our overall network.”
Officials previously noted that the project does not include the addition of any new buildings at the company’s sprawling campus near Volunteer State Community College.
In 2017, Gap completed a similar expansion of its online fulfillment capabilities at the location. The investment totaled $41.7 million and created 500 additional full-time jobs at the time.
“This has a very positive impact on this community and a community that means so much to me in so many ways,” U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty said about the most recent investment last week. “There is no mystery that Gap chose this state and this community to expand because we absolutely have the best story to tell in the United States of America.”
In addition to clothing, Gap Inc. also offers accessories and personal care products for men, women and children under its Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix and Janie and Jack brands. The retailer has more than 3,700 company-operated or franchised stores across 45 countries worldwide.
Anyone interested in applying for a position at Gap’s distribution center in Gallatin can visit www.jobs4tn.gov.