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Orgill to build $68 million distribution center in Rome

By Eric Reinhardt


An aerial photo of Orgill’s distribution center in Sikeston, Missouri, as seen on the Orgill website. The Collierville, Tennessee–based firm plans to build a 780,000-square-foot distribution center in the Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome, the state announced Friday. The company will spend nearly $70 million to build the facility and create 225 jobs. (Photo credit: Orgill website)

ROME, N.Y. — Orgill, Inc., the world’s largest independent hardlines distributor, plans to build a 780,000-square-foot distribution center in Rome, its first such facility in the northeastern U.S.

With it, the Collierville, Tennessee–based firm will create 225 new jobs, the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Friday news release.

Orgill will build the distribution center, the company’s first in New York, in the Griffiss Business and Technology Park. The company plans to spend nearly $70 million to construct and equip the facility, which will serve Orgill’s customers throughout the Northeast.

To encourage Orgill’s investment in the Mohawk Valley, Empire State Development has offered up to $3.5 million in performance-based Excelsior jobs program tax credits, which are tied directly to the creation of 225 jobs as well as the purchase of equipment and machinery, the state says.

The $68 million, 780,000-square-foot distribution center will have the potential to expand to 1 million square feet.

Orgill serves more than 6,000 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. Orgill will begin hiring key personnel in early 2020 “and will continue staffing of the facility closer to opening,” per the release.

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“There were many positive things that led us to select Rome as the home for our newest distribution center, including the excellent workforce in the area and the assistance and cooperation of local officials,” Ron Beal, Orgill’s chairman and CEO, said in the release.

 “We are excited to announce this expansion to our distribution network and look forward to the enhanced efficiencies this will create for our customers as we move forward,” added Boyden Moore, Orgill’s president.

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