Posted November 15, 2017

Husqvarna breaks ground on new warehouse in Arkansas

350,000-square-foot facility will serve as a staging area for several Husqvarna brands.

Husqvarna Group, a global manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, is expanding its operations in Nashville, Arkansas with the construction of a new 350,300- square-foot distribution center and materials warehouse facility. Ground-breaking for the new facility occurred Nov. 8, and is projected to be fully operational by the end of 2018.

The facility will serve primarily as warehouse, staging, and storage, and will be located adjacent to the current manufacturing facilities in Nashville where chainsaws, trimmers, blowers, pole saws, and hedge trimmers are made for the Husqvarna, Poulan Pro, Jonsered, McCulloch and Weed Eater brands.

The addition of the new distribution center to existing Nashville manufacturing operations will significantly impact operational efficiencies — primarily by localizing distribution operations and automating the transfer of finished product from the assembly line to the warehouse. The investment includes an adjacent four-acre site to be used as a trailer court.

Once the new facility is operational, the company’s manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution footprint in Nashville will exceed 874,000 square feet.

“We’re always looking for ways to better serve our customers in an increasingly competitive market, and this new state-of-the-art facility will help us improve our product/cost value position by optimizing warehousing and distribution,” said Jim Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Sourcing, Operations, and Supply Chain for Husqvarna Group’s Consumer Brands Division.

The ground-breaking event for the new facility coincided with the “flip-the-switch” event for the company’s new solar power generating facility at its injection molding plant nearby.