Caleres is expanding its operations in Tennessee. The St. Louis-based company will make a substantial investment to expand its distribution facility in Lebanon, Tenn.
The expansion, scheduled for completion by the fourth quarter of 2016, allows Caleres to meet its increasing omnichannel needs, optimize its logistics networks and grow its overall business by expanding drop-ship capabilities. The move will also create more than 40 new jobs in Wilson County, Tenn.
According to Randy Boyd, Tennessee Economic & Community Development Commissioner, “It’s exciting to see Caleres expanding in Wilson County. A majority of business growth in Tennessee comes from existing industries, so it’s extremely important for us to work with companies like Caleres to make sure they can continue their success in our state. I congratulate Caleres on this expansion and appreciate the new jobs they are creating in Middle Tennessee.”
Caleres currently employs about 240 people at its Lebanon facility. The company plans to begin hiring in the fourth quarter of 2016. Those interested can visit the careers page online.
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The move comes on the heels of the company’s rebranding from Brown Shoe Co. Regarding the name change, Caleres CEO and President Diane Sullivan told employees, “We want a name that reflects our ambitions. Brown Shoe does not reflect who we are today. To be a global brand, our name must be suggestive. Our name must be more than a name. It must be managed as a brand with which people emotionally connect.”