Floor & Decor, a leading specialty retailer of hard surface flooring, is planning to open a 1.5 million square-foot distribution center at Tradepoint Atlantic in eastern Baltimore County.
The project is expected to create 150 full-time jobs by the end of 2023. The building will be the second largest in Maryland, and once operational, the company will be one of the Port of Baltimore’s largest customers.
“Due to the diligent efforts of Governor Hogan, Maryland Department of Commerce, Baltimore County, Maryland Port Administration, and others, we are excited to announce Baltimore as our long-term distribution home,” said Bryan Dodge, Floor & Decor’s senior vice president of real estate.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Atlanta, Floor & Decor offers the industry’s largest in-stock selection of tile, wood, laminate, and natural stone flooring, along with decorative and installation accessories, at everyday low prices. The company has 101 retail stores across 28 states, with additional stores planned.
“It’s a big win for Maryland and the Baltimore region that a growing national company like Floor & Decor is choosing to open a new facility and bring 150 new jobs to Tradepoint Atlantic,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Attracting this exciting project to Maryland underscores our commitment to keeping our state open for business and working hard to create new job opportunities for Marylanders.”
“By continuing to support the businesses of tomorrow, we can continue Sparrows Point’s transformative redevelopment into a vibrant hub for global commerce,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski.
“From their new facility at Tradepoint Atlantic, Floor & Decor will be in close proximity to the Port of Baltimore, and able to access a number of key interstates to reach one-third of the U.S. population within an overnight drive,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz.