News Article | 1/25/2012

Kohl’s to build distribution center in DeSoto

Retailer Kohl’s Corp. said Tuesday that it will build a distribution center south of Dallas in DeSoto.

The 951,000-square-foot industrial building will be near Interstate 35E and Centre Park Boulevard and will open this summer.

Kohl’s said the new warehouse will be used to fill orders from its Internet sales business.

“This new facility will ensure that Kohl’s is able to accommodate the tremendous growth of our business,” Ken Bonning, Kohl’s executive vice president of store planning and logistics, said in a prepared statement.

“We currently operate 84 stores in Texas and are pleased to expand our presence with this new facility,” Bonning said.

“We anticipate creating approximately 400 jobs for the community in a phased approach over the next three years.”

Kohl’s operates a dozen warehouses in the U.S. and has distribution centers for its website in San Bernardino , Calif.; Monroe, Ohio; and Edgewood, Md.

Wisconsin-based Kohl’s said it will hire about 200 workers for the DeSoto project before the building opens.