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NO MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN: NIKE ADDS JOBS THROUGH EXPANSION
Published December 4, 1997
Nike officially opened a new apparel distribution center in Memphis, TN. The upgraded facility includes expanded warehouse and office space, an employee communications center, store and gym. Nike now employs 1,700 people in TN (Nike). In Memphis, Dewanna Lofton reported that the $21.5M expansion added "about" 400 new jobs during the past two years. A soccer and softball field, along with a jogging track are planned. By the time Nike completes its next distribution warehouse in September '98, it will have "more than doubled the size of its apparel distribution operations in Memphis," growing from 627,600 sq-feet to 1,285,600 sq-feet (COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 12/3).