Athletic footwear and apparel brand Under Armour is reinforcing its connection with in its home base of Baltimore. The company has announced plans to open a 1.3 million-sq.-ft. distribution and warehouse facility at Sparrows Point in Baltimore County in 2018, part of the Tradepoint Atlantic redevelopment project.
The Sparrows Point distribution house is a collaboration with state and local officials to employ approximately 1,000 people in the Baltimore area once the facility is operating at full capacity. It will feature state-of-the-art equipment and systems to enhance Under Armour’s product distribution.
The center will be Under Armour’s fourth distribution facility in the U.S. and the second in the Baltimore area. The other is in the city’s Curtis Bay neighborhood, and it will continue to operate in addition to UA’s distribution houses in Rialto, Calif., and Mount Juliet, Tenn.
Tradepoint Atlantic is the developer, manager and owner of the former Bethlehem Steel Mill, a 3,100-acre industrial site in Baltimore that offers access to markets around the U.S. and globally, with a mix of deep water berths, rails and highways.