Lowe’s To Open Direct Fulfillment Center

Lowe’s plans to open its first direct fulfillment center in Coopertown, northwest of Nashville, Tennessee.

The home improvement retailer said it expects to invest approximately $100 million and create up to 600 jobs for the new fulfillment center.

Lowe’s direct fulfillment center will cover 1.1 million square feet, the company said. Plans call for the center to be operational by the third quarter of 2018, initially employing approximately 400 people and growing to 600 employees by 2022. The center will ship parcel packages directly to Lowe’s customers and stores nationwide.

“We’re continually working to make doing business with Lowe’s easier for customers. Investing to build a new direct fulfillment center, the first of its kind for Lowe’s, allows us to offer customers more products online, consolidate multiple parcel shipments and ship purchases directly to customers faster and more efficiently,” said Brent Kirby, Lowe’s chief supply chain officer. “The Nashville area was chosen due to its existing large shipping hubs, access to interstate roadways and well-skilled workforce.”