Under Armour to Locate New, 1,000-Employee Distribution Center at Sparrows Point

Under Armour plans to open a massive distribution warehouse on the site of the former Sparrows Point steel mill that will employ 1,000 people and serve as the company’s national hub to fulfill consumers’ online orders.

The Baltimore County center, scheduled to open in the summer of 2018, will be the apparel and footwear company’s second distribution hub in the area — it employs 1,200 at a center in Curtis Bay — but the first devoted to fast-growing Internet sales.

The Sparrows Point peninsula location — used by Bethlehem Steel for more than a century — was selected over sites in Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio, said Neil Jurgens, Under Armour’s vice president of corporate real estate. In addition to Curtis Bay, Under Armour maintains distribution centers in Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Rialto, Calif.


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