Today, Under Armour announced the company's plan to open a 1.3 million-square-foot distribution and warehouse facility at Sparrows Point in Baltimore County, as part of the Tradepoint Atlantic redevelopment project.
The establishment of the Sparrows Point distribution house, which is expected to open in the summer of 2018, is a collaboration with state and local officials to employ approximately 1,000 employees in the Baltimore area once the facility is operating at its full capacity. The facility will feature state-of-the-art equipment and systems to enhance Under Armour's product distribution to its expanding consumer base through its e-commerce business.
"We take great pride in collaborating with Governor Hogan, Secretary Gill, Baltimore County Executive Kamenetz, Tradepoint Atlantic and the many other state and local officials who share our commitment to create economic and job opportunities for the greater Baltimore community and Maryland as a whole," said Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank. "The new Distribution House will be a top-notch service engine for our e-commerce business to deliver the right product, to the right place at the right time to our growing consumer base and athletes around the world."
This will be Under Armour's fourth distribution facility in the United States and the second in the surrounding area of the company's headquarters of Baltimore, Maryland. The other Maryland facility is located in Curtis Bay and will continue to operate in addition to its Rialto, Calif. and Mount Juliet, Tenn. distribution houses.
"Under Armour is a true Maryland success story, and this new e-commerce center is another way they are showing their commitment to our state and to the Baltimore region," said Governor Larry Hogan. "As a pivotal new tenant at Tradepoint Atlantic, Under Armour will play a big part in this site's resurgence to a center of economic activity and trade. We applaud Kevin Plank and his team for the visionary decision to open their latest distribution house – and create 1,000 jobs over the coming years – right here in Maryland."
"Under Armour's latest investment in our state reinforces the fact that Maryland is a great place to do business," said Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill. "Economic development is a team sport, and it's clear that our team – from the various state agencies, to the local officials and the private sector – is committed to supporting this project's success every step of the way."
Under Armour's new distribution house represents the largest new tenant for Tradepoint Atlantic, which at 3,100 total acres is the largest, privately-owned industrial redevelopment site and port on the U.S. East Coast.