An e-commerce company is investing $40 million in a new fulfillment center in Locust Grove that is expected to create more than 300 full-time jobs and more than 1,000 seasonal employment opportunities.
Gov. Brian Kemp made the announcement September 30 that Radial, Inc. is making this move. According to state officials, Radial is “a multinational leader in omnichannel commerce technologies, operations, and inventory management across a network of distribution centers.” The Henry County fulfillment center is expected to help support a nationally recognized health and beauty brand.
“As our existing industries continue to expand in every corner of our state, Radial’s further investments in Georgia are a testament to our unmatched logistics infrastructure and top-notch workforce,” said Kemp. “I am confident Radial will find success as they open this new fulfillment center in Locust Grove, helping them better serve their clients across the country. I appreciate their partnership, and look forward to seeing the opportunities this creates for hardworking Georgians in Henry County.”
Jobs at the new location will include material handling and distribution positions along with management and supervisory roles.
“We are excited that Radial, Inc. has chosen Locust Grove as the home for its new supply-chain facility,” said Locust Grove Mayor Robert Price. “In addition to the new investment and the 344 full-time employees, a surge of more than 1,000 seasonal positions will also provide a great economic boost to our existing retail power centers during various times of the year, including the holiday season, along with the additional $19 million in payroll and $3 million in sales taxes for a majority of our city’s businesses.”
Henry County Development Authority chairman Pierre Clements echoed Price’s comments, noting the timeliness of the Radial announcement in light of many national retailers making decision on potential closures.
“Radial’s new jobs here will provide our citizens with great opportunities for relief against the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to inject our retail commercial base with a stronger market share,” said Clements. “We appreciate our continued partnership with the city of Locust Grove to bring positive economic impact to our community.”
This is the second major announcement involving a new Locust Grove facility in less than 60 days. In early August, Kemp unveiled plans for a Home Depot distribution center with nearly 700,000 square feet of warehouse space that is bringing in an estimated 600 new jobs.