Ollie’s brings Southeast distribution center to Commerce
Jan 24, 2014
JustGoodNews.BIZ reported earlier this month that The Peach State broke hiring records last year. And Georgia is off to a great start again this year.
Ollie’s is locating its new Southeast distribution center in Commerce, creating approximately 175 new jobs and investing $14.56 million into the project over the next five years.
Ollie’s facility in Commerce will support the company’s plans to expand its footprint in the Southeast.
As part of this growth plan, the company anticipates adding at least 30 stores in Georgia over a four-year period this year.
The 962,000-square-foot distribution center will be located in the 450-acre Commerce 85 Industrial Park, at the intersection of I-85 and GA Highway 98. Once in operation, the distribution facility will support Ollie’s retail expansion into Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.
Ollie’s first store was founded in Mechanicsburg, Penn., in 1982 and has grown to become one of the nation’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory and salvage merchandise, with 154 stores in 14 states.