Under Armour adding E-commerce distribution center, 1,000 jobs in Sparrows Point
BALTIMORE, MD – Under Armour recently announced the company’s plan to open a 1.3 million-square-foot distribution and warehouse facility at Sparrows Point in Baltimore County as part of the Tradepoint Atlantic redevelopment project. The distribution house is expected to open in the summer of 2018 as a collaboration with state and local officials to employ approximately 1,000 new employees in the Baltimore area at full capacity. For career information, click here.
State-of-the-art equipment and systems will enhance Under Armour’s product distribution to its expanding consumer base through its e-commerce business, the company said.
Under Armour, the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress, the company said. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.
“We take great pride in collaborating with Governor Hogan, Secretary Gill, Baltimore County Executive Kamenetz, Tradepoint Atlantic, and the many other state and local officials who share our commitment to create economic and job opportunities for the greater Baltimore community and Maryland as a whole,” said Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank. “The new 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.”
This will be Under Armour’s fourth distribution facility in the United States and the second in the surrounding area of the company’s headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. The other Maryland facility is located in Curtis Bay and will continue to operate in addition to its Rialto, California and Mount Juliet, Tennessee distribution houses.
“Under Armour is a true Maryland success story, and this new e-commerce center is another way they are showing their commitment to our state and to the Baltimore region,” said Governor Hogan. “As a pivotal new tenant at Tradepoint Atlantic, Under Armour will play a big part in this site’s resurgence to a center of economic activity and trade. We applaud Kevin Plank and his team for the visionary decision to open their latest distribution house – and create 1,000 jobs over the coming years – right here in Maryland.”
Under Armour’s new distribution house represents the largest new tenant for Tradepoint Atlantic, which at 3,100 total acres is the largest, privately-owned industrial redevelopment site and port on the U.S. East Coast.
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