New distribution center to create hundreds of jobs in Northwest GA
FLOYD COUNTY, GA. (WRCB)—Wednesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced hundreds of new jobs are coming to Northwest Georgia.
Over the next three years, Lowe's will create 600 jobs in Floyd County with its new distribution center.
The $125-million project is slated for completion in 2013.
"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.
This is the third distribution/warehouse facility for the state. The new facility is expected to be 1.4 million square feet, and built across 140 acres at North Floyd Industrial Park.
"Not only will there be construction jobs and initial investment, there will be salaries going back into the local community and on-going benefits for Floyd County and the state of Georgia for many years to come," said Mabry.
The company is expected to announce hiring plans in the near future.