(MS GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) – O’Reilly Auto Parts is locating a distribution center in Horn Lake. The project will create 380 jobs.
“This announcement marks approximately 1,300 new jobsannounced through state-assisted projects this year for the citizens of DeSotoCounty,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I appreciate the O’Reilly team forplacing their confidence in our workforce by bringing so many new jobs toDeSoto County, and I wish the company many years of success at its new HornLake location.”
O’Reilly is retrofitting a 580,000-square-foot facility thecompany purchased from Core5 Industrial in February and will be located in theDeSoto 55 Logistics Center.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providingassistance for equipment installation and workforce training. The city of HornLake is providing assistance in the form of property tax exemptions.
“Mississippi’s location inthe center of the Southeast U.S. offers companies strategic transportationadvantages, so the Mississippi Development Authority proudly salutes O’Reilly AutoParts for choosing to locate in Horn Lake, Mississippi, gaining logisticalopportunities to deliver products to their customers around the world in atimely, efficient manner,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr.“We commend the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, Desoto County andthe city of Horn Lake for their teamwork with MDA, bringing hundreds of newcareers to the people of Horn Lake, DeSoto County and North Mississippi.”