Wednesday was the grand opening for the Adidas Distribution Center off Interstate-85 in Spartanburg county. Glenn Bennett, the head of Global Operations was on hand (MP3)
Glenn Bennett on Adidas expansion
The 1.9 million foot distribution center was announced in 2007 and will be the company’s largest nationwide. More than 1500 people are employed at the facility. The company is also in the process of hiring an additional 130 workers.
Gov. Mark Sanford was there to celebrate the grand opening. He says:
The Spartanburg operation is the end result of a consolidation effort involving seven centers in three different states. The fact that Adidas chose South Carolina speaks volumes about our competitiveness as a state, and I’d simply say thank you to the leadership at Adidas for placing that level of confidence in our workforce.
According to the SC Department of Commerce, Adidas’ new complex includes a 1.1-million-square-foot facility for footwear and an 800,000-square-foot building for apparel, and will house jobs in customer service, credit, distribution and accounting.