“There is a significant amount of transportation that happens here and Montgomery County has certainly provided us with the facilities to operate and maintain that level of fleet and engagement with our stores.” – Kyle Garrett, General Manager of the Target Distribution Center
A Bullseye for Business Growth
The Target Distribution Center in Amsterdam puts some 2,000 to 3,000 trailers on the road each week to service stores throughout the Northeast, so it’s important to have the New York State Thruway nearby.
But, shipping logistics were only part of Target’s choice to locate here about a decade ago. One of the top retailers in the nation with 1,799 stores coast to coast, Target employs nearly 350,000 worldwide. As many as 800 work in Montgomery County.
“In Montgomery County, we’ve been able to find great team members, great assets to our organization,” said Kyle Garrett, general manager of the distribution center. “We recruit a lot of talent and we’ve found the Capital Region to be a great area [to bring them].”
The 1.9 million-square-foot distribution center, one of 38 across the nation, ships to about 70 stores in New York City, Boston and beyond. The center’s employees enjoy that same proximity to major U.S. cities in addition to affordable housing, cultural attractions and outdoor recreation at home, Garrett said.
In Montgomery County, employees’ quality of life remains just as important as the work they do. The ideal location for both talent and transportation make Montgomery County “Made of Something Stronger.”#DevelopingStronger