The Walking Company Holdings, Inc. announced today the completion of an 83,000 square-foot distribution center expansion in Lincolnton, NC to bring the total location size to 312,000 square-feet. The new facility will distribute footwear and accessories for all of its key brands including ABEO footwear, Dansko, ECCO, and Taos.
The distribution center currently employs over 200 associates, and will add an additional 45 jobs to the area.
A milestone for the company, the expansion was critical to meet the evolving increase of consumer-demand for quality comfort footwear while accommodating rapid sales growth in the international market, as well as through wholesale, ecommerce, and over 180 The Walking Company retail stores nationwide.
“We are excited to complete the expansion of our distribution center for improved efficiency throughout our infrastructure,” began Mike Grenley, Chief Operating Officer at The Walking Company. “Remaining in the Lincolnton area allows us to support the local economy while staying close-by port to effectively serve our customers and stores around the country.”
The new distribution center will be fully functional by mid-October. Construction was handled by commercial contractor Choate Construction with conveyor systems installed and supplied by Piedmont Material Handling.
ABOUT THE WALKING COMPANY
The Walking Company is the leading national specialty retailer of high-quality, technically designed comfort footwear and accessories, and offers a selection of premium comfort brands including ABEO®, ECCO®, Taos®, and more. The Walking Company operates over 180 stores in premium malls across the nation, on the company’s website at www.thewalkingcompany.com, and can be found on Facebook and Instagram.