Chewy, Inc. officials, along with Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, announced Tuesday in a press release that Chewy will establish a new regional e-commerce fulfillment center in Wilson County, creating 1,200 new jobs.
Chewy, Inc., will have its new facility located at Couchville Pike and Maddox Road in Mt. Juliet, which is projected to open in fall 2022.
Founded in 2011 and dually headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts, Chewy is a leading innovator in pet e-commerce, offering a broad selection of more than 2,000 of the best and most trusted brands, including pet products, supplies and prescriptions.
“We’re thrilled to open our newest fulfillment center here in Wilson County, Chewy’s first in the state and 14th in the country.,” said Pete Krillies, vice president of real estate, facilities, procurement of Chewy, Inc. “We appreciate the partnership with the State of Tennessee, Wilson County and the Joint Economic and Community Board of Wilson County to launch this facility. We look forward to investing in the local community through the creation of 1,200 new jobs. This new location will also extend our fulfillment network in the southeast region, allowing us to provide even faster delivery to more than 19 million active customers around the country.”
Wilson County continues to attract companies in the transportation, distribution and logistics sector. Since 2020, more than 80 percent of new jobs committed in Wilson County have come from projects in this industry. Wilson County is within 650 miles of 50 percent of the U.S. population and a one-day trucking distance to 75 percent of U.S. markets.
“Wilson County has seen tremendous job growth in the last few years as companies continue to relocate and expand in the region,” said Lee. “Chewy’s decision to locate its newest e-fulfillment operations in Tennessee underscores our state’s pro-business climate and skilled workforce. These 1,200 new jobs will have a significant impact on Wilson County, and I appreciate Chewy for choosing Tennessee.”
Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto enthusiastically endorsed Chewy locating its fulfillment center in Mt. Juliet.
“It is an honor today to welcome the Chewy family to our community. Wilson County residents have long recognized the many values and importance of the relationships between animals and their pet parents and partners,” said Hutto.
Those interested in employment opportunities can go to www.chewy.com/jobs to learn more.