Sam’s Club Opening New Fulfillment Center In Georgia, Creating 600 Jobs And Investing Over $142 Million

On Monday, Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that Sam’s Club would be opening a new fulfillment center in Douglas County, which is expected to create 600 new jobs and invest over $142 million.

Sam’s Club is a national members-only wholesale club and is a subsidiary of Walmart, which currently supports more than 66,000 jobs in Georgia.

“Georgia’s reliable infrastructure enables companies and consumers alike to reach markets across our state, nation, and world, bringing opportunities to hardworking Georgians in every corner of the state” said Kemp. “Sam’s Club is a valued partner in that ever-growing field of opportunity, and we’re excited to see the impact these new jobs will have on Douglas County.”

According to a press release from Kemp’s office, “Sam’s Club’s new fulfillment facility will be located at 1000 Douglas Hill Road in Lithia Springs.

“Approximately 85 percent of the world’s top 3PL’s operate in Georgia, and 80 percent of the U.S. market is within a two-hour flight or two-day drive from the state. With access to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest and most efficient airport in the world; the Port of Savannah, the single largest and fastest-growing container terminal in America; and a robust network of highways and rail lines, logistics and distribution remains an important industry for Georgia,” the press release added.

“We’re excited to significantly enhance our supply chain capabilities in the State of Georgia and the surrounding Southeastern part of the country,” said Joseph Godsey, Chief Supply Chain Officer of Sam’s Club. “We are on a journey to transform the entire Sam’s Club supply chain through strategic expansion and cutting-edge automation. This location is a great step in that direction. This investment is critical to deliver to our members with speed and provide an overall great experience.”

D & B Staff

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