Walmart, Green Manufacturing Announced for Nashville Metro
- Mar 24, 2014
By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor
Retail giant Walmart will open another store in Metro Nashville, announced the city leaders of La Vergne, where the store is set to open.
Although not many details of the development have been released, the site of the store has been identified as the corner of Murfeesboro Road and Fergus Road. The La Vergne Planning Commission will vote on March 25 on subdividing the 45.15-acre lot into three parcels. If approval is received, Walmart will present a site plan to the commission. Walmart is expected to spur commercial activity in the area, attracting other retailers and restaurants. Furthermore, the store will create 400 new jobs. La Vergne, a town of just over 33,700, has been courting Walmart for three years.
According to wkrn.com, the store, a Walmart Supercenter, will open in the winter of 2016.
In other news, Vintage Heartland, a lingerie and apparel brand, is considering Nashville for the site of its first manufacturing facility. Set to open before the year is out, the eco-friendly facility will feature state-of-the-art automated machinery, digital printing and innovative design and patternmaking technology that will result in lower production costs. “There is only a 10%-20% price difference between manufacturing here and manufacturing overseas—with the right business model,” declared brand owner Kate Liegey.
Although the location and size of the new manufacturing facility has not been released, it is known that it will be energy-efficient and feature amenities such as an on-site wellness center and a garden with flexible hours. Vintage Heartland will hire over 100 workers, who will receive salaries higher than the industry average plus incentives. The company will also offer jobs for Nashville “Wounded Warriors.” The project has met with the approval of Bill Hagerty, the commissioner of Department of Economic and Community Development for Tennessee, the Nashville Mayor’s office and Start Up Tennessee.
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