The Peter J. King Family Foundation Experiential Learning Lab
307 King Avenue
JA BizTown, MN 55104

State Farm Distribution Center

The Distribution Center supplies each JA BizTown business with their raw materials. Staff also provide all postal service needs by collecting and delivering mail throughout the city. The students in the Distribution Center will explore supply chain concepts and the importance to the business community. As a wholesale distributor, businesses will learn the importance of planning for supplies and pricing items for retail sale.

Jobs Available


  • Obtains bank loan
  • Signs Rental Agreement for business space
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs all business payroll and expense checks
  • Prepares and gives speeches at Town Meetings
  • Works with employees to determine pricing of products
  • Assists with all business duties when employees are on break


  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Inputs employee payroll information
  • Prints and distributes employee payroll checks
  • Signs payroll checks if CEO is not available
  • Pays online bills sent to business
  • Keeps all records of business expenses and payment
  • Makes business deposits to Bank


  • Collects mail from central postal box
  • Sorts letters and “cancels” postage stamps
  • Delivers processed mail to businesses and individuals in JA BizTown
  • Provides customer service (greeting/selling)
  • Assists Sales Manager as necessary


  • Works with CEO to determine plan for loan pay-off
  • Prepares and prices Candy Grams for retail sale
  • Prepares posters and flyers for advertising of products and services
  • Assists customers with sales and accepts payments
  • Forwards collected payments to CFO for deposit


  • Accepts payment for materials being purchased by businesses
  • Distributes materials to businesses after receiving payment
  • Measures and packs customers supply baskets for next day’s business operations
  • Assists with the delivery of materials, if needed

You may enjoy working here if you like:

Talking with people
Being organized
Customer service

Students in Action