Academy Sports and Outdoors Distribution Center is located southeast of Macon at Interstate 16 and Hwy. 96. The 750,000 square foot distribution center represents an approximately $50-million investment and serves locations in the Southeast United States, east of the Mississippi River. Academy Sports and Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest – and oldest – sporting goods retailers, founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1938. The project was built by Gray Construction.

GEC was involved in the project prior to site selection, performing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for the local Development Authority during the initial stages of the project. GEC also performed all construction services for the project, including soil, concrete, and masonry testing, asphalt testing, and structural steel inspection. GEC also performed all stormwater testing for the project and performed settlement analysis during the initial grading operations.