Shelby County Reporter
"Alabaster Hibbett Sports facility is now open"
A large new Hibbett Sports wholesale and logistics facility is now open in Alabaster's Shelby West Corporate Park, according to company officials.
The facility is located at 201 Corporate Woods Drive near the Shelby County Airport, and company leaders are planning to have a ribbon cutting ceremony in the future.
The facility occupies about 60 acres, and is about 416,000 square feet.
The Alabaster distribution facility originally was planned to be about 360,000 sqare feet, but the company decided to up the space to 416,000 to allow the building to serve more retail stores, Hibbett Sports representatives said previously. The Alabaster facility replaces Hibbett's previous 180,000 square foot distribution facility in Birmingham.
The Alabaster facility employs about 150, and the company will consider expanding its workforce in the future.
Hibbett chose the Alabaster location in 2012 after looking at several possible sites for the distribution center, including Tupelo, Miss. The new Alabaster distribution facility will help the company keep its stores stocked as Hibbett looks to open hundreds of new locations across the country in the near future, according to Hibbett Sports Executive Chairman Mickey Newsome.
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