MULBERRY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W.S. Badcock Corporation, one of the largest privately held furniture retailers in the U.S., announced today plans to construct a 535,000 square foot regional distribution center in the Callaway South Industrial Park in LaGrange, GA. The facility is scheduled to open in the 3rd Quarter of 2015 and employ more than 100 associates. The project, a $22 million investment, will include enhanced energy efficiency technologies and is designed for expansion to 700,000 square feet. This facility will replace two existing facilities in Thomson, GA and Cullman, AL.
The project is a result of collaboration between Badcock and the Development Authority of LaGrange, the City of LaGrange and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Mike Price, President of W.S. Badcock, stated, “We are very pleased with the cooperation from the officials in LaGrange. Their progressive attitude and effective leadership were influential in our selection of the community. This is a significant project for our company and we are delighted to make this investment here and become an integral part of LaGrange and Troup County.” Price also added, “The new distribution facility is designed to handle distribution to our current network of locations and will also accommodate our planned growth of new stores.”
“We are thrilled that Badcock chose Georgia for their new distribution facility,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “Georgia’s logistics infrastructure will give them easy access to their growing number of retail stores across the Southeast.”
Charlie Moseley, senior project manager at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), assisted Badcock on behalf of the state, along with the LaGrange Office of Economic Development and Lonnie Smallwood at Electric Cities of Georgia.
“We welcome Badcock to LaGrange,” said Mayor Jim Thornton. “They are a strong brand with an outstanding reputation for excellence and we are excited to have these jobs created in our community.”
About W.S. BADCOCK CORPORATION:
W.S. Badcock Corporation is a privately held company, founded in 1904, headquartered in Mulberry, Florida, and employing more than 1200 employees. There are over 315 Badcock Home Furniture &more stores operating in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. The stores are a combination of corporately owned stores and Dealer-owned operations. Badcock Home Furniture &more stores carry a complete line of furniture, appliances, bedding, floor covering, electronics, home office and seasonal items.