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AutoZone expanding distribution facility in west Tennessee

October 20, 2020 GMT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — AutoZone Inc. plans to expand its operations in Tennessee by making improvements to an existing distribution center in Lexington, officials said.

The auto parts retailer and Tennessee officials said Monday that the Memphis-based company will invest $42 million and create 45 jobs over the next five years in Henderson County.

AutoZone plans to make upgrades to its current distribution center in Lexington, including building improvements and parking expansion, officials said.

The Lexington distribution center currently has about 425 full-time employees, according to Monday’s news release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

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Lexington is a west Tennessee city of about 7,700 people located about 110 miles (177 kilometers) east of Memphis.

“This announcement speaks volumes to the City of Lexington’s logistic advantages, infrastructure and business-friendly environment,” Mayor Jeff Griggs said in a statement.