SHAFTER, CA—American Tire Distributors has broken ground on a 1 million-square-foot distribution center here.

The company signed a lease early this year with Roll Real Estate for the 45-acre property. The lease is for 20 years and valued at more than $119 million.

Completion of the project is expected by year’s end, and it will add about 80 jobs to the local economy, according to Roll Real Estate.

The groundbreaking took place on Wednesday and included developers and local officials.