COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (August 8, 2014) Katy-based Academy Sports + Outdoors plans to build a distribution center in Putnam County, Tenn., which will mean 700 jobs to the area over the next five years, company executives said in a statement Friday.
The 1.6 million square foot distribution center in Cookeville would support continued growth for the sporting goods retailer.
It will be the company's third distribution center.
Academy Sports + Outdoors has nine stores in Tennessee, and another one is set to open this fall in Memphis.
Company officials say construction on the facility will start this month and it should be operational by 2016.