Plans have been announced for the building of a massive new distribution center in El Paso that will serve the sister department store chains of TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
The 1.7 million square foot center will cost $150 million to build and is set to go up on some 200 acres of unoccupied land zoned industrial at Global Reach Drive and George Perry Boulevard on the east side of the city.
That land is owned by the El Paso International Airport.
The center, designed to serve around 240 trucks a day, will serve as a distribution point for Marshalls clothing store offerings.
The result of talks between the airport, the city, and Marmaxx Operating Corporation, the Fortune 500 entity that owns both TJ Maxx and Marshalls, the project is coming about after the airport agreed to lease the 200 acres for nearly $596,000.
The agreement will also give Marmaxx enough space at the site to later build another additional nearly 350,000 square feet of facility space.
Based in Framingham, Massachusetts, Marmaxx has annual revenues in the $3 billion range. The TJ Maxx brand currently has more than 1,200 locations, while Marshalls outlets number around 1100.
An exact timetable as to when work on the new distribution center will begin has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard
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