Journeys Group, a division of Genesco, held a “tours and treats” ribbon cutting celebration this morning for the grand opening of its newly expanded Journey Distribution Center, located in Lebanon, TN. The 207,000-square-foot expansion represents a 62 percent increase from its previous 333,000-square-foot facility that now totals a 540,000-square-foot warehouse. The operations are projected to ship 24.2 million units this year. The expansion is also expected to add up to 75 jobs in the community in the next five years.
“We have been in Wilson County for more than 15 years and are proud to continue to grow in this community with our expansion,” states Mario Gallione, president of Journeys. “Journeys Distribution Center is now a state-of-the-art facility that will allow our team to expand and more efficiently service our orders nationwide.”
The new features of the Journeys Distribution Center include a new employee entrance along with 150 additional employee parking spaces, a new truck court with an additional 125 trailer spaces and 21 additional dock doors, a 156 percent increase of reserve pallet locations, 14 additional e-commerce stations and the technology to allow for batch picking rather than the previously used single picking for fulfillment of e-commerce orders.