Photo: The entrance to Legacy Park, where VSE Corporation is locating a distribution center in Olive Branch. (Bob Bakken/desotocountynews.com)
A news release from VSE Corporation, a leading provider of aftermarket distribution and maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services for land, sea and air transportation assets for commercial and government markets, has announced the opening of its new distribution and e-commerce fulfillment center of excellence in the greater Memphis, Tennessee area, specifically in Olive Branch. The email from VSE Corporation received by DeSoto County News said it was “Now Hiring.”
Mayor Ken Adams told DeSoto County News that VSE Corporation would be located in the Legacy Park distribution areas off state Highway 302. The company is making a $4 million capital investment and will add 75 new jobs.
The new, state-of-the-art 450,000 square-foot distribution center more than doubles the existing warehouse footprint of VSE’s Fleet segment, providing its Wheeler Fleet Solutions subsidiary the capacity required to meet growing demand for aftermarket products across its e-commerce fulfillment and commercial fleet customers.
“We are excited to welcome and partner with VSE Corporation to make their transition as smoothly as they enjoy Olive Branch’s Live, Work, Worship and Play atmosphere,” Mayor Adams said. “I understand they look forward to enjoying the amenities of Olive Branch like our residents and businesses experience daily.”
VSE Corporation said the center will support faster, same-day order-to-delivery times; allow for additional shipping carrier options; and continue to ensure the highest level of service for aftermarket parts distribution. The facility features a new warehouse management system (WMS) and automation technology to increase capacity and productivity, while ensuring customer order accuracy.
“The addition of our new distribution center is an important strategic milestone for our Wheeler Fleet Solutions subsidiary, one of the leading fleet-focused parts and services companies serving heavy, medium and light duty vehicles in the United States,” stated John Cuomo, President and CEO of VSE Corporation in a news release. “During the last four years, our commercial fleet sales have grown from approximately 10 percent to 40 percent of Fleet Segment revenue, driven by share gains across both commercial fleet and e-commerce fulfillment channels. Looking ahead, we anticipate this distribution center will contribute more than $50 million in new, incremental sales to our Fleet segment in 2023.”