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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Jun. 29, 202109:10 PM EST

CarParts.com to create 150 jobs at Northwest Jacksonville distribution center

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The Torrance, California-based company intends to open in the first quarter of 2022.

 CarParts.com Inc., based in Torrance, California, announced June 29 it will open a 180,000-square-foot distribution center in Northwest Jacksonville and create 150 full-time positions.

The center will open in the first quarter of 2022 at 6610 Pritchard Road, Building 300, in Crossroads Distribution Center. 

CarParts.com said the Jacksonville distribution center will stock and allow for expansion of auto part categories, including mechanical, replacement and Certified Automotive Parts Association-certified collision parts. 

It will be CarParts.com’s sixth center and part of its more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space nationwide.

CarParts.com Chief Operating Officer David Meniane said Jacksonville is positioned to support the Southeastern U.S. market.

“Our new warehouse will play a key role in helping us keep its drivers on the road with confidence,” Meniane said in a news release.

“The Jacksonville distribution center will let us cover 55% of the country with 1-day shipping and over 98% of the country with a 2-day transit time including both the Miami and Atlanta metropolitan areas,” he said in the release.

“Jacksonville has a talented workforce and its proximity to the port also increases efficiencies and decreases lead times. In the first quarter of this year, we grew revenues 65% and our continued investment in our supply chain will help us further disrupt the auto industry.”

 The Jacksonville center will include equipment and technology, a photo studio and more.

The investment follows CarParts.com’s announcement to expand its Grand Prairie, Texas, location. 

The release said the two facilities will increase revenue capacity and support the company’s annual compounded growth target of 20% to 25%. 

“We’re grateful CarParts.com has selected Jacksonville as the home of its newest distribution center, bringing new jobs and economic opportunities to our community,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said in the release.

The center will stock CarParts.com’s premium brands like TrueDrive, DriveWire, DriveMotive, JC Whitney and SureStop along with domestic and European brands such as Moog, Raybestos, Monroe, TRW, Beck/Arnley, Bestop and Curt.

CarParts.com said it has more than 25 years of experience and has delivered more than 50 million parts.

It said it has streamlined its website and sourcing network to create mobile-friendly shopping along with its own nationwide distribution network. It “cuts out the brick-and-mortar supply chain costs and provides quality parts at a budget-friendly price,” according to the release.

The city issued a permit March 26 for Arco Design/Build to construct Crossroads Distribution Center Building 300 at a project cost of more than $5.17 million.

Through Crossjax Distribution II LLC, Miles Rivers Partners LLC developed the 235,200-square-foot center on 11.52 acres at southeast Pritchard Road and Interstate 295 in Northwest Jacksonville.

Miles Rivers Partners Principal Michael Bradley said previously the building, estimated at a total investment of $14 million, should be completed by the third quarter for single or multitenant use.

Miles Rivers Partners is based in Southport, Connecticut.
 

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