FLASHBACK 1981: Levi's distribution center opens at Gluckstadt - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

FLASHBACK 1981: Levi's distribution center opens at Gluckstadt

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July 29, 1981: Levi's distribution center opens in Madison County near Gluckstadt. 

The $25 million facility had 250 employees in the beginning and nine miles of conveyor belts to handle hundreds of thousands of pairs of blue jeans. At the time of the grand opening, the president of Levi's said it was the most successful distribution-center startup in the company's history.

The facility is still in operation today, marked by a large water tower visible from Interstate 55. It expanded in 2008 and over the years has been joined by other tenants in the Central Mississippi Industrial Park.

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