Under Armour plans $100 million warehouse in Tennessee

Under Armour plans to build its third U.S. distribution center in a suburb of Nashville, the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker said Thursday.

The 1 million-square-foot-warehouse, a more than $100 million investment for the sports brand, will be built in Mount Juliet, Tenn., and will open in early 2016, the company said. Under Armour also has distribution centers in Baltimore and Rialto, Calif.

The Tennessee warehouse will employ 1,500 workers over the next five years. The company operates two Under Armour Factory House retail stores in the state, in Nashville and Sevierville.

"Under Armour's mission is to make all athletes better, and that begins by building a great team and providing best-in-class service for our customers," Kip Fulks, Under Armour COO and president of product, said in the announcement.

Lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com

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