MACON, Ga. (AP) -- A manufacturing firm has chosen central Georgia for a new $50 million distribution center expected to bring 200 new jobs to the state.
Executives of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Tractor Supply Co. say they plan to build the 650,000-square-foot facility in Bibb County. Company executives say it could open by fall 2013.
The Telegraph of Macon reports (http://bit.ly/LlDA1B) that company officials had an urgent need for a new distribution center to replace its leased, outgrown center in Braselton. The company has plans to build 95 new stores next year.
Gregory Sandfort, the company's president and chief operating officer, said the I-75 Business Park in Bibb County was the "ideal location" for the new facility.
Sandfort said the company needed a building closer to the Port of Savannah and closer to interstates.