Contrary to recent media reports, Advance Auto Parts said Wednesday it is eliminating 80 jobs at its Andersonville facility, but it is not closing the warehouse.
Advance Auto Parts said it is moving its lower demand products that were housed only in the Andersonville facility to other distribution centers around the country. The move is meant to give customers better and faster service, the company said in a statement.
“This effort will also allow us to position higher demand parts closer to our customers,” the company said.
After the transition has been completed, about 80 positions will be eliminated, and 10-15 employees will stay in the Andersonville facility
The full-time workers whose positions will be eliminated will be offered a severance package and job placement aid, Advance Auto Parts said. The remaining positions will be filled based on seniority and qualifications.
Earlier media reports, including on Oak Ridge Today, incorrectly said the Andersonville warehouse is closing. We regret the error and apologize for any confusion.