American Outdoor Brands to establish distribution center in Boone County, MO
American Outdoor Brands announced plans to potentially establish a national distribution center in the Columbia area of Boone County, Missouri. Under the plans, the company would break ground on the new 500,000 sq. ft. facility in the next several months. The company's plans to establish the new facility in Boone County are contingent upon the approval of incentives, completion of due diligence, and the finalization of agreements related to other terms and conditions. If all contingency requirements are met, construction for the new site is expected to begin this spring and would take approximately 18 months to complete. When complete, it is expected that the center would serve as the central distribution facility for most of American Outdoor Brands' products, allowing the company to harvest synergies from its acquisitions and more efficiently serve its customers. The company is working closely with Missouri Department of Economic Development, Regional Economic Development, Inc., and Boone County on the development of the project.