Polaris to Build 475,000 square foot Distribution Center in Fernley
Polaris, an international power sports company that manufactures all-terrain vehicles, jet skis, snowmobiles, and motorcycles, announced they will be building a 475,000 square foot distribution center in Fernley, Nevada. This new facility will support the company's business for aftermarket items, parts, garments, and accessories. Last year, Polaris made $2 billion from this division of the company. The center will serve customers and dealers in the western United States.
Northern Nevada was chosen by Polars because of its location, access to transportation routes and having a workforce tailored to the facility's needs, said Jessica Rogers, Polaris's spokeswoman.
“This new facility will allow the company to leverage additional distribution capacity, and make dealer delivery speeds more efficient for dealers and customers,” Rogers said. “Once built and running at full capacity, the facility will employ up to 100 employees.”
The facility will be Polaris’ first multi-brand distribution center. In addition to Polaris, the facility also will serve Transamerican Auto Parts and Kolpin customers.
“As we build this multi-brand distribution center, we are incorporating the best of each business to create an optimal facility that will create a competitive advantage for our businesses and help us meet the demands of our dealers and customers for years to come,” said Steve Eastman, president of Aftermarket, PG&A at Polaris, in a statement.
Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington, meanwhile, says Polaris’ arrival will help boost economic development in the city while providing jobs to residents. Fernley garnered attention in the logistics space in 1999 when Amazon opened a distribution center in the facility. Amazon has since moved the distribution facility to Reno but logistics remains a priority for the city.
“This opportunity is a great fit to the community, and will provide the residents of Fernley with employment opportunities,” Edgington said.
The original article, written b y Jason Hidalgo can be read here.