Large Nike distribution center expands in Memphis

Large Nike distribution center expands in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Nike says it's just months from completing what could be North America's largest distribution center in the Mid-South.

In addition to bringing jobs to the Mid-South, Nike says it wants to see a marked improvement to the education in the area.

A senior Nike executive says the company's commitment to the Bluff City is an investment in getting better schools and pouring money into Memphis, according to the Commercial Appeal.

Rich Byrnes says the facility located in the heart of Frayser will be big enough to hold almost 200 football fields. It will bring the companies shoes and clothing to one central location.

The nearly $300 million facility is set to be finished later in 2015.

There is no word on the exact number of jobs this expansion will bring or when the interview process will begin.

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