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Harris Teeter expanding Union County distribution center, adding 41 jobs

Harris Teeter plans to hire 41 more workers at its Indian Trail distribution center over the next three years, officials said Friday, as the grocer expands the facility.

The company will also invest $5.5 million to expand the distribution center by 50,000 square feet. Harris Teeter is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., which completed its acquisition of Harris Teeter in January.

The distribution center is about 580,000 square feet, and it employs more than 360 people.

State officials said they’re providing $40,000 worth of upfront incentives from the One North Carolina Fund. The incentives are tied to job creation.

Harris Teeter will start construction in October and expects the work to take about 10 months.

“North Carolina continues to be a top choice for companies looking to establish advanced distribution facilities,” N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker said in a statement. Gov. Pat McCrory said the grocer’s expansion “shows the company’s support of the local community.”

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