Spirit Lake, Iowa - Pure Fishing, a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels, today announced plans to open a 400,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Kansas City, Missouri, creating 80 jobs and enabling it to more efficiently serve its customers across North America. When the distribution center opens later this year, it will become the principal shipping and receiving site for Pure Fishing and will consolidate services previously handled at five warehouse facilities.
"The Kansas City facility is a strategically significant investment in our operating platform which will enable us to better serve our customers across North America," said Terry Carlson, CEO of Pure Fishing. "The centralized location of this modern distribution center will ensure better customer service to our retail partners and that our products are in stock when our customers need them."
Pure Fishing selected Kansas City for its strong logistics infrastructure, its appealing location and its attractive cost structure. In partnership with local government organizations, Pure Fishing will receive Enhanced Enterprise Zone tax credits for the creation of new jobs at the facility, which will be located at 7501 NW 106th Terrace in the SkyPort Industrial Park near the Kansas City International Airport.
Pure Fishing is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia(R), Berkley(R), Fenwick(R), Gulp!(R), Mitchell(R), Penn(R), Pflueger(R), SevenStrand(R), Shakespeare(R), Spiderwire(R), Stren(R), Trilene(R) and Ugly Stik(R). With operations in 19 countries and a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages, Pure Fishing is part of Jarden Outdoor Solutions, a leader in developing outdoor and active lifestyle products and a division of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH). Additional information can be found at www.purefishing.com.
Eric Naig,(877) 777-3850, ext 8465, firstname.lastname@example.org