OWASSO, Okla., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma's newest Sam's Club will open in Owasso on Thursday, Oct. 24, providing members with numerous services and incredible savings on quality merchandise. The new club will open following an 8 a.m. ceremony involving numerous local dignitaries and Sam's Club officials. The new club, located at 12905 E. 96th St. N., will be the 11th Sam's Club in Oklahoma. Sam's Club currently employs more than 1,000 Oklahomans, and the new club will add an additional 140 jobs to the Owasso community. The new Owasso Sam's Club comes 30 years after company founder Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in Midwest City, Okla. "Sam's Club has a long history in this state, and we're thrilled to be opening this club in Owasso three decades after Mr. Sam opened the first Sam's Club right here in Oklahoma," said Club Manager Brad Yokley. "The community has been very welcoming, and we are looking forward to building long-term relationships in Owasso." Layout, bright atmosphere, expansive selections await membersThe new Sam's Club features a shopper-friendly interior layout and measures approximately 136,000 square feet. The new Owasso Sam's Club benefits a wide range of shoppers seeking quality, selection and value. Oklahoma sports fans will immediately notice the vast electronics department featuring the latest high-definition televisions. Busy parents and those who love to cook will find an expansive array of everyday needs including fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions, while office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods prepare small business members for success. Additional benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, Click 'n' Pull®, truckload savings and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers. As an innovative steward of the communities it serves, Sam's Club utilizes a variety of environmentally friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures. For instance, numerous 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.