NORTH PORT — With the announcement of a new fulfillment center, North Port is going to be knee-deep in Tervis tumblers.
All of the finished goods and inventory that’s generated from Tervis.com and the Venice-based company’s retail stores will be housed there. The center will bring 25-30 jobs to the area with the possibility of up to 45 during the holiday season, according to a statement.
"The City of North Port is thrilled to welcome Tervis to our growing business community,” says Mel Thomas, economic development division manager for the city, in a release. “Tervis' arrival helps to fulfill the promise to the community — to produce jobs and opportunity for our residents. The brand recognition Tervis brings props up North Port's own recognition; for that, we thank them.”
The 71,000-square-foot fulfillment center is expected to open in late summer 2022 in the North Port Business Park. Additionally, the headquarters will stay put in north Venice. The current manufacturing facility builds and ships Tervis products so this new facility will help with picking and packing merchandise with minimal manufacturing efforts, the release states.
“This location’s new construction is more cost effective versus retrofitting an existing facility,” says Tervis CEO Rogan Donelly in the press release. “North Port is a great city to live and work in and many of our current employees live there. We’re excited for Tervis to be a part of the community and the local economy.”