GoTextbooks expands operations, acquires second Little Rock facility
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 24, 2022) — GoTextbooks has recently acquired a warehouse that will help create more than 200 jobs in the Little Rock area, the company announced today. This will be GoTextbooks’ second facility in Little Rock. Of the 200 new jobs, GoTextbooks has created 100 jobs at the company’s primary facility and will create 100 jobs at its new facility.
GoTextbooks will invest more than $10 million in the property and will make significant updates to the 276,694-square-foot warehouse, including a renovation to the office area. Once completed, the building, which is located at 7200 Interstate-30, will house more than one million textbooks for direct textbook sourcing.
“We are excited about the jobs, revenue and growth opportunities that GoTextbooks will bring to our state.” Chief Financial Officer of GoTextbooks, Matt Summitt, said. “We are proud to grow this business in Arkansas. GoTextbooks will be able to serve students across the nation while positively impacting a multitude of local Arkansas people and businesses as well.”
In June, GoTextbooks announced that it will serve as Chegg Inc.’s new textbook fulfillment and operations provider. GoTextbooks’ decision to acquire a second facility was driven by increased production demands.
“As we begin the new school year here in Arkansas, I’m thrilled to announce that GoTextbooks is expanding its business in Little Rock to meet the growing demands of the textbook industry,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “GoTextbooks has been a valued business partner at the Port of Little Rock for many years and is a great example of how Arkansas has the climate that growing businesses need to reach their full potential. I’m excited to see what is in store for this homegrown business.”
GoTextbooks’ executive leadership team is enthusiastic about the changes and is taking the large project in stride.
“We are excited for the opportunity for growth and employment at GoTextbooks and Little Rock and the surrounding areas.” Alisha Robertson, an executive leader at GoTextbooks, said. “We’re also excited to grow our ability to maintain a competitive edge in the textbook market.”
Over the past few months, GoTextbooks has begun the process of relocating the newly acquired textbook inventory and is currently making significant improvements to its primary warehouse at the Port of Little Rock (6700 Sloane Drive).
“We are delighted by the economic opportunities that GoTextbook’s expansion—and their partnership with Chegg—will offer central Arkansas,” said Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston. “GoTextbooks has been a respected member of the Little Rock business community for years, and I’m confident that their business will continue to flourish in the future because of their unchanging commitment to support students first.”
Over the next 12 months, GoTextbooks will be filling hourly and salary positions at both the Sloane and Interstate-30 warehouses. The positions at both warehouses offer competitive wages and benefits.
“GoTextbooks is a Little Rock success story and the textbooks distributed from this new facility will be used in classrooms in Little Rock and across the country,” said Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. “These 200 jobs will provide wonderful opportunities in Southwest Little Rock and we are thankful for their investment.”
“The best compliment we receive as a community is when a local company is expanding and they choose Little Rock for that expansion,” said Jim Cargill, 2022 Chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. “The regional workforce and business climate in Central Arkansas will continue to support the growth of GoTextbooks for years to come.”
Given the scale of the project, the company expects the transition to continue into 2023.
For more information or to apply for employment, visit GoTextbooks’ website, https://www.gotextbooks.com/. Updates on the building and new job postings will be posted on GoTextbooks’ social media accounts.
Little Rock Regional Chamber
Arkansas Economic Development Commission