Facility will replace Orgill’s current distribution center in Tifton; expected to open in 2024.
A rendering of the Orgill distribution center in Tifton, Georgia, to open in 2024.
Independent hardlines distributor Orgill, has announced plans to build an 800,000 square foot distribution center in Tifton, Georgia.
“Getting products to our customers in a timely and efficient manner is core to serving our customers. This new facility will enhance our ability to do that and ensure that we deliver on our promise to help our customers be successful,” said Boyden Moore, president and CEO of Orgill.
The new facility will replace Orgill’s current distribution center in Tifton, which opened in 1995 and is currently the oldest location in the company’s network, measuring approximately 650,000 square feet and employing about 355 local residents.
“The investment in the new Tifton facility underscores Orgill’s commitment to enhancing its distribution capabilities and maintaining one of the newest and most advanced distribution networks in the hardlines industry,” said Moore.
The expanded facility will not only add additional capacity at the site, said the firm, but it will also bring additional jobs to the community.
“The new distribution center will help increase our capacity, but at the same time we will be building in new features and utilizing new technologies to create greater efficiencies that enhance productivity, and accuracy,” said Randy Williams, Orgill’s executive vice president of distribution.
According to Williams, work on the new site will begin toward the end of 2022, with an anticipated completion date in early 2024. Orgill will wind down operations at its current facility to coincide with the opening of the new distribution center.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said, “Orgill and Tifton’s collaboration is a perfect example of how companies and communities come together to create great places to live, work, and raise a family. We’re excited for Orgill’s continued growth and success.”
Orgill’s commitment to the Tifton area was welcome news to the chairman of the Tift County Board of Commissioners and Tift County Development Authority, Tony McBrayer.
“Orgill has been a valued partner in our community for over 25 years and we are excited that they have decided to build a state-of-the-art distribution facility in Tifton,” said McBrayer.
“They are a company of excellence committed to our community of excellence and we are grateful for their partnership.”
Orgill, based in Collierville, Tennessee, said it is working with its longtime partner, Georgia-based ARCO Design/Build, for planning and construction of the new location.
Including its current Tifton location, Orgill operates eight full-service distribution centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including additional sites in Inwood, West Virginia; Sikeston, Missouri; Hurricane, Utah; Kilgore, Texas; Post Falls, Idaho; Rome, New York; and London, Ontario.