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New AutoZone distribution center will be ready to ship by this summer

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PASCO, WA - About a year ago we told you about the auto parts giant, AutoZone, planning a brand new distribution center and maintenance yard in the Tri-Cities. Now they're just a few months away from their first shipment.

The Pacific Northwest distribution center is a 93-acre site just north of the King City truck stop near the intersection of Kartschner and Capitol. Construction started about nine months ago, and it will be complete by this summer.

This distribution site alone is servicing seven states and over 200 AutoZone stores. They already started hiring a few weeks ago, and they say this project alone will employ more than 200 AutoZoners.

"It's also a great opportunity for any of the new AutoZoners that we hire here locally, to grow with the company," said AutoZone Vice President, Rod Halsell, "whether they grow and stay in Pasco or the Tri-Cities or they grow and move somewhere else with the company."

They're very excited to announce that their first product is arriving in April and they'll start shipping in mid-July to early June.

Halsell told NBC Right Now that he's the most excited to bring a new culture to our community and to bring a business that will last for decades.

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