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In an effort to continue serving our current clients and enable the opportunity to bring about a new chapter of new growth with eCommerce brands looking to scale their businesses, Red Stag Fulfillment is thrilled to celebrate with our partners, the groundbreaking ceremony for the first 700,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Sweetwater, Tenn., on Wednesday, May 4th.

The first Sweetwater warehouse under construction with support pillars and roof beams in place and concrete being poured.

The event featured representatives from both state and local government, including Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Sweetwater Mayor Doyle Lowe, as well as leadership from Red Stag Fulfillment and parent company Mollenhour Gross. Red Stag Fulfillment CEO Dusty Holcomb thanked the Sweetwater community at large for being so welcoming and proactively engaged in the creation of this first building within the Sweetwater campus.

Red Stag CEO Dusty Holcomb standing on the stage inside half-constructed Sweetwater warehouse, thanking the Sweetwater community for proactively accepting Red Stag.
Red Stag Fulfillment CEO Dusty Holcomb

“At the end of the day, we are a people company. We are a company that is all about building something special, enabling our clients to grow, our team members to grow, our company to grow, and the communities we serve to grow and prosper. The opportunity to create a legacy and make an impact in communities like Sweetwater is just outstanding,” says Holcomb.

The flagship warehouse, one of six expected to round out the fulfillment campus, will open in stages over the coming months. Red Stag projects the first 350,000 sq. ft. of space to be operational by the end of 2022’s third quarter. In total, the 420-acre campus is expected to encompass a total of 4.5 million square feet of warehouse capacity to sustain future growth, while creating hundreds of new jobs over the next few years for the East Tennessee area.

While the final stages of construction are still in progress, Red Stag Fulfillment is excited to share this milestone with the Sweetwater community, local government, and Governor Lee. Wednesday’s groundbreaking celebration for the order fulfillment warehouse campus is a clear sign of Tennessee’s prominent role in national eCommerce growth and economic opportunity for businesses of all sizes.

Governor Bill Lee inside Red Stag's half-constructed Sweetwater warehouse
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

“We all know that it’s not about steel and concrete and dirt. It really is about changing people’s lives. When we create an environment in a state that is as attractive as Tennessee is to the rest of the country, what we do is we provide an opportunity for our people’s lives to be changed. Because when there’s meaningful work that brings dignity and life-changing transformations, we change lives, and we create an opportunity for the future of our state,” says Governor Lee.

Red Stag's leadership and key stakeholders casting their handprints in the first warehouse's flooring
(From left to right) Mollenhour Gross Co-CEO Dustin Gross, Mollenhour Gross President Ryan Connor, Red Stag Fulfillment CEO Dusty Holcomb, CIty of Sweetwater Mayor Doyle Lowe, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, City of Sweetwater Recorder Jessica Morgan, Joseph Construction Vice President Rick Pope, Joseph Construction President Justin Marcus, and Mollenhour Gross Co-CEO Jordan Mollenhour.

With this milestone event complete, Red Stag Fulfillment is already looking ahead to the next steps needed to make the Sweetwater campus fully functional: completing construction, sourcing materials, and staffing the first warehouse. The warehouse is on track to be open and operational by September 2022 and key leadership positions of General Manager and Human Resources Manager have recently been filled by Bill Savage and Randy Hatfield, respectively. Red Stag’s recruitment team will begin accepting applications for warehouse team member positions in July 2022, in order to have the Sweetwater Herd members trained and ready to accept packages into the new campus in September. Prospective team members can apply via www.redstagfulfillment.com/careers or reach out to recruiting@redstagfulfillment.com for inquiries.

About Red Stag Fulfillment
Red Stag Fulfillment is an eCommerce 3PL provider specializing in shipping products greater than 5 pounds, of high value, or needing other types of specialized handling. Founded in 2013, Red Stag Fulfillment offers service guarantees to safeguard customer operations, including a zero-shrinkage allowance and paying our customers when an order is not shipped on time, as well as our same-day shipping services. At Red Stag Fulfillment, we elevate expectations by pursuing perfection. Learn more on our website: https://redstagfulfillment.com.

About Mollenhour Gross, LLC
Established in 2004 by local entrepreneurs Jordan Mollenhour (Knoxville, TN) and Dustin Gross (Maryville, TN), Mollenhour Gross is a private investment company that has started, invested in, and acquired numerous businesses. Its decentralized and autonomous portfolio companies are engaged in a variety of industries, including online retail, hospitality, eCommerce fulfillment, real estate, software, aerospace, and more. For more information, visit https://www.mollenhourgross.com.

Questions About Site Development and Construction
If you have questions about the planned site development and construction, please e-mail developer Mollenhour Gross, LLC at info@mollenhourgross.com or call (865) 280-1748.