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Ross Stores to open new distribution facility in York County

Staff Report
Published April 11, 2012

Ross Stores Inc. will open a new distribution and warehousing facility in York County.

Under a five-year program, the new 1.2 million-square-foot facility is expected to generate about 600 new jobs.

Ross plans to use the new Rock Hill facility to distribute merchandise to its retail stores in 30 states. The distribution center is expected to be up and running sometime in 2013.

Michael Wilson, senior vice president of supply chain for Ross said, “Ross has found York County a good place to do business over the past 10 years. We currently operate in the county over 1.9 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space as well as our supply chain headquarters. We look forward to adding this new facility to our distribution capabilities.”

“Ross’ decision to invest in South Carolina shows how critical good transportation infrastructure is in attracting investments that create jobs,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.

York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell added, “Ross Dress for Less has made several significant investments in York County over the past decade and presently is one of our largest employers with over 1,200 people. This new operation is verification of York County’s focus on the value of existing industry and the benefits they bring to our community.”