Home » NEWS » Economic Development » Auto parts retailer to close Mississippi distribution center

Auto parts retailer to close Mississippi distribution center

An auto parts retailer is telling the state of Mississippi that it will close a distribution center by the end of the year, and 284 employees will lose their jobs.

Advance Auto Parts says in a notice submitted last week that it will begin layoffs in late June at the warehouse in the Copiah County town of Gallman.

The company says four more waves of layoffs will happen through the end of the year.

Advance, based in Roanoke, Virginia, isn’t immediately responding to requests for comment.

The company is overhauling operations to improve financial results and has told investors that it is “optimizing” its 54 distribution centers.

The sprawling warehouse just off Interstate 55 was opened more than 15 years ago by Discount Auto Parts, later bought by Advance.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*