Transamerican Auto Parts is expected to open its sixth, and largest, distribution center this January in Carlisle.
The distribution center will be located at 5 Logistics Drive. The company plans to open a 4 Wheel Parts retail store adjacent to the distribution center to add to its roster of more than 83 locations in North America.
Transamerican Auto Parts is the world’s leading manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and four-wheel-drive vehicles.
The distribution center will be located at an existing warehouse facility.
“Obviously, we’re going to be doing a significant build out,” said Patrick Wagenbrenner, spokesman for Transamerican Auto Parts.
Wagenbrenner said the company is making a “major push” into the Northeast and the Midwest, which created a need for a distribution center closer to its customers to allow for more efficient deliveries and next-day pick up options. Currently, the closest distribution center of comparable size is in Jacksonville, Florida.
“This is an extremely strategic location for us,” he said.
In addition to the location, Wagenbrenner said the area offered a good environment for business. The distribution center and retail store are expected to bring 70 jobs to the area.
A job fair is being held Wednesday and Thursday at the Comfort Suites in Downtown Carlisle. Company representatives will be onsite from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. each day to meet with applicants.
“We’re excited to bring our newest and largest location to Carlisle,” said Randy Krzesinski, Transamerican Auto Parts director of human resources. “We’re looking forward to meeting applicants at the job fair who are interested in a career with us. Transamerican Auto Parts is a dynamic, growing company, and this is a tremendous opportunity to share who we are as a company with prospective applicants, along with the many opportunities that are available within our multiple business units.”