When American Outdoor Brands decided it was time to expand with a new national distribution center it looked at 85 sites in 10 different states before announcing Columbia, Missouri, as the best location for the 500,000 sq. ft. facility. American Outdoor cited Missouri’s strong labor force and competitive economic incentives for its expansion in the state.
Missouri Partnership’s Vice President of Business Recruitment Clint O’Neal started working with American Outdoor Brands in October 2015. “When it comes to evaluating projects, we know that we live in a very competitive world,” he said.
On March 2, James Debney, President and CEO of American Outdoor Brands, said, “Establishing a national distribution center will allow us, over time, to harvest synergies across our businesses. Our meetings with representatives of Missouri and Gov. Greitens demonstrated that they are business-friendly and understand what we need as a company to be successful.”
The $55 million investment by the company will create around 300 new jobs, with facility completion planned for 18 months from now.
For more information on American Outdoor Brands’ job creation in Missouri check out our full article here, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business investment needs.