ROME, N.Y. — A $70 million distribution center for Orgill Inc., the world’s largest independent hardlines distributor, has opened in Rome.
The facility was built at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park and will create 225 jobs, the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
The project — which represents the company’s first distribution hub in the Northeast — was first announced in June 2019. Orgill is based in Collierville, Tennessee.
Empire State Development has offered Orgill up to $3.9 million in performance-based Excelsior jobs program tax credits, which are tied directly to the creation of 225 jobs. The distribution center will serve Orgill’s customers throughout the Northeast and has the potential to expand to 1 million square feet.
Those interested in job opportunities should visit www.orgill.com/careers for more information as it becomes available, Cuomo’s office said.
Orgill serves more than 11,000 retail hardware stores, home centers, professional lumber dealers and farm stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, and more than 50 countries around the world.
“The opening of this new, state-of-the-art distribution facility marks a significant milestone in Orgill’s corporate growth, as well as the growth of the customers we serve — hard working, independent business owners,” Boyden Moore, president & CEO of Orgill, said in a statement. “From the beginning of this project, we have been overwhelmed by the support we received from New York State, Oneida County and the citizens of Rome, all of whom helped make this opening possible. We are honored to be a part of the Mohawk Valley community and we are looking forward to working together to fulfill our mission of helping our customers be successful.”
Steven DiMeo, president of Mohawk Valley EDGE, said the organization is “proud to welcome” Orgill to Griffiss Business and Technology Park.
“For over 25-years we have worked to develop Griffiss Business and Technology Park into what it is today — a vibrant mixed use business park, employing over 6,000 people. We also thank our partners and staff for helping to put the Orgill project together. Large scale projects like this truly take a team of dedicated individuals who are committed to seeing the project through to fruition.”