Under Armour Announces 1.3 Million Sq. Ft. Distribution Facility in Sparrows Point

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Under Armour will soon have a presence on nearly all sides of the Patapsco River as it has announced plans to open a 1.3 million sq. ft. distribution and warehouse facility at Sparrows Point in Baltimore County. The facility will be part of Tradepoint Atlantic’s 3,100-acre redevelopment project at the former steel mill. Under Armour also has a distribution facility in Curtis Bay and waterfront campuses in Locust Point and Port Covington.

The Sparrows Point distribution facility is expected to open in Summer 2018 and will employ approximately 1,000 individuals in the Baltimore area once the facility is operating at its full capacity. The facility will feature state-of-the-art equipment and systems to enhance Under Armour’s product distribution to its expanding consumer base through its e-commerce business.

This will be Under Armour’s fourth distribution facility in the United States. Along with Curtis Bay, it has facilities in Rialto, California and Mount Juliet, Tennessee. 

“We take great pride in collaborating with Governor Hogan, Secretary Gill, Baltimore County Executive Kamenetz, Tradepoint Atlantic and the many other state and local officials who share our commitment to create economic and job opportunities for the greater Baltimore community and Maryland as a whole,” said Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank in a press release. “The new Distribution House will be a top-notch service engine for our e-commerce business to deliver the right product, to the right place at the right time to our growing consumer base and athletes around the world.”

“Under Armour is a true Maryland success story, and this new e-commerce center is another way they are showing their commitment to our state and to the Baltimore region,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “As a pivotal new tenant at Tradepoint Atlantic, Under Armour will play a big part in this site’s resurgence to a center of economic activity and trade. We applaud Kevin Plank and his team for the visionary decision to open their latest distribution house – and create 1,000 jobs over the coming years – right here in Maryland.”

“Under Armour’s latest investment in our state reinforces the fact that Maryland is a great place to do business,” said Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill. “Economic development is a team sport, and it’s clear that our team – from the various state agencies, to the local officials and the private sector – is committed to supporting this project’s success every step of the way.”

“Under Armour’s new e-commerce distribution house at Tradepoint Atlantic is a perfect match for our vision for Sparrows Point – a hometown company investing in the region and bringing 1,000 jobs to Baltimore County. Under Armour’s success has been based on commitment, respect and the ability to creatively and strategically meet the demands of the marketplace. We are proud to be part of that team,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

“We are excited to welcome one of the world’s leading global brands to Tradepoint Atlantic, lending further validation to the enormous value that our multi-modal logistics capabilities deliver for companies seeking supply chain optimization and unmatched access to global markets,” said Eric Gilbert, Executive Vice President of Tradepoint Development, the developer of Tradepoint Atlantic. “The former home to one of the largest integrated steel mills in the world has been reborn as a center for global commerce that will continue to bring new jobs and investment to Maryland.”

This continues Under Amour’s growth in Baltimore as they have recently began work on their new 4 million sq. ft., 50-acre campus at the former Port Covington Shopping Center in South Baltimore. It recently converted the former Sam’s Club into a new 170,000 sq. ft. office building and amenity space and has plans for four additional stages of development. The next phase is expected to begin next year.

Under Armour also recently opened UA Lighthouse at City Garage in Port Covington, a 35,000 sq. ft. facility which they described as “the proving grounds for developing new, cutting-edge product and efficient manufacturing processes” and “the guiding light for developing best practices and efficient methods for how all Under Armour product is made.”

Under Amour CEO Kevin Plank is also a partner of Sagamore Development, which has plans to redevelop 260 acres of Port Covington.

Renderings Courtesy of Under Amour and Tradepoint Atlantic

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