LA MARQUE, Texas, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club will open a new club in La Marque on Thursday, March 21, providing members with several expanded features and incredible savings on quality merchandise. Sam's Club has served the Galveston County community since 1991, and opens at the intersection of I-45 and FM1764 on March 21, adjacent to the La Marque Walmart – moving from its Texas City location. "We look forward to serving our members in a more modern, efficient building," said Club Manager Matt Resnick. "Our Associates have worked hard to prepare the Club for the grand opening week and for the opportunity to serve our current and new members." The grand opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m., Thursday, March 21. Local dignitaries, including Mayor Bobby Hocking and Chamber President Jimmy Hayley will be in attendance. The celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Chamber members, joined by 12 Sam's Club associates who have been with the Club for more than 20 years. The new building is environmentally friendly. As an innovative steward of the communities they serve, Sam's Club utilizes a variety of environmentally-friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures, including several daylight-harvesting skylights reduce the amount of energy required to light the store by up to 75 percent daily. LED lighting throughout the club, including in the cooler and freezer box doors and jewelry counter, operates 70 percent more efficiently than traditional fluorescent lighting. Club to Employ 40 New Associates, Special Grand Opening Prices The newly relocated La Marque Sam's Club brings new jobs with career opportunities to La Marque, Texas City, and surrounding communities, employing approximately 175 associates. The relocation adds 40 new jobs to the area. "Sam's Club offers great jobs with career potential. We have 12 associates who have been with Sam's Club for more than two decades," Resnick said. "I am humbled by the team work of all our Associates, both those who have grown up here, and those new to the area."