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Posted on: May 5, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES JO-ANN STORES DC EXPANSION, 30 NEW JOBS IN NEXT THREE YEARS

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that an existing Opelika distribution center will be expanding. Jo-Ann Stores DC will be investing more capital into its facility in Opelika to build and expand their current warehouse facility. Jo-Ann strives to inspire creativity in the hearts, hands and minds of its customers through 855 storefronts located across 49 states. Jo-Ann’s Opelika distribution center currently employs 285 employees and now plans to invest an additional $7.7 million in capital which will create 30 new jobs over the next 3 years.

Mayor Fuller added, “Jo-Ann’s need for additional capacity is indicative of the company’s success. We are fortunate to have them in Opelika and pleased they are bringing more job opportunities to our citizens. I’d like to thank the city council for approving the tax abatement for this project.”

City of Opelika Economic Development Director, Lori Huguley added, “Jo-Ann Stores DC is a great community partner. It is a great testament to their workforce and the business climate in Opelika that they continue to invest and grow here.”

For more information, please contact John Sweatman, Economic Development Project Manager for the City of Opelika, at 334-705-5115.

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