Kohl’s Distribution Center
PROJECT: Make road water and sewer improvements to site of Kohl’s Distribution Center
Grant Amount: $750,000
Agency: IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Applicant/Grantee: City of Ottawa
Total Construction Cost: $3,473,000
Infrastructure Project Description: The project included: extension of 3,600 L.F. of 21″ sanitary sewer from where it ends at the nearby PETsMART DC to the property of the new distribution center; extension of 900 L.F. of watermain from MBL drive to the property site and, the construction of 2,700 additional L.F. of new 12″ watermain to effectively loop the system and include the new distribution center.
The Company: Kohl’s was founded by the Kohl family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1962 and subsequently opened its first store in Brookfield, WI. Kohl’s is a family focused value-oriented specialty department store offering modestly priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. In 2006, Kohl’s employed approximately 107,000 associates in 732 stores across the United States. By the end of April, 2007 Kohl’s operated 834 stores in 46 states and employed over 114,000 Associates.