Housewares and home products supplier Helen of Troy will construct a 2 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Fayette County, Tennessee.
The new facility is being designed and built specifically to house the El Paso, Texas-based company’s housewares brands that include Oxo and Hydro Flask. Construction is expected to begin in July of 2021 with completion scheduled by the end of 2022.
The facility is expected to create 350 jobs.
“We are very excited to join the Gallaway community, and greatly appreciate the work by leaders in the city, Fayette County, and State of Tennessee to make this project feasible,” said Julien R. Mininberg, CEO, Helen of Troy Limited.
He noted the new warehouse comes at a time when Helen of Troy has seen company sales grown more than 60% since the launch of its Transformation Plan seven years ago.
“The new facility expands our distribution operations in the region, allowing us to re-optimize our existing facilities to better fit the specific needs of each of our business segments as we serve our retail and direct-to-consumer customers,” Mininberg added.
In early July, Helen of Troy reported strong quarterly results with fiscal year first-quarter revenue of $541.2 million, an increase of 28.6%. Net sales in its housewares division were up 37.7% to $193.6 million. Growth was driven by an increase in brick-and-mortar sales for Oxo and Hydro Flask.