New Distribution Center
600 New Jobs
$125 Million Capital Investment
September, 2011, Earlier this month, Lowe's announced it is once again expanding its presence in Georgia. The company is building a 1.5-million-square-foot regional distribution center in northwest Georgia outside the city of Rome. It will service Lowe's stores in western Georgia, northern Florida and Alabama, and joins Lowe's three other warehousing and distribution facilities in Georgia, one in Valdosta, one in Palmetto and one in Savannah. The Rome facility will be the first tenant in the new North Floyd Industrial Park and brings 600 new jobs and investment of $125 million to the region.
"We chose Floyd County because of the talented workforce, accessibility to major transportation corridors and the commitment of local and state leaders to make this a win-win project," said Mike Mabry, Lowe's executive vice president. "Not only will there be construction jobs and initial investment, there will be salaries going back into the local community and ongoing benefits for Floyd County and the state of Georgia for many years to come."
With fiscal year 2010 sales of $48.8 billion, Lowe's Companies Inc. is a FORTUNEÂ® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,750 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
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