Wayfair, the online seller of home furnishings and décor, will locate its newest distribution center in a new spec building in Henry County, GA. The project will generate more than 150 new logistics and fulfillment jobs and drive significant investment over the next two years. Boston-based Wayfair’s new operation will service the southeastern U.S.
“We look forward to expanding our team in Henry County as we build our distribution network to keep pace with Wayfair’s rapid growth,” said James Savarese, chief operations officer, Wayfair. “The state of Georgia has been a tremendous partner in welcoming us to the state, and we are excited to join the local community and begin hiring for our open roles.”
“Wayfair’s decision to create jobs and invest in Henry County speaks to Georgia’s thriving commercial infrastructure and expansive distribution resources, both of which are key components for growing companies,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “By utilizing Georgia’s logistics framework and skilled workforce, Wayfair will continue its considerable growth and further affirm Georgia’s reputation as a top state for business and economic ingenuity.”
Wayfair offers shoppers a selection of home goods across all styles and price points, customer service and the convenience of online shopping. Currently, Wayfair’s vast selection of home furnishings and décor includes more than 7 million products from over 7,000 suppliers across five distinct brands: Wayfair.com, AllModern, Birch Lane, DwellStudio and Joss & Main. The company employs more than 5,300 personnel and has operations throughout North America and Europe.
“Henry County’s access to the Atlanta market and the Port of Savannah continues to attract investment from growing companies like Wayfair,” said Henry County Development Authority executive director Charlie Moseley. “We are thrilled to welcome them to our community and look forward to working together for their continued success. We also appreciate all the work from our partners on this project, including the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Power, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Project Manager Josh Stephens represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Henry County Development Authority, the Georgia Ports Authority, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power and Transwestern.
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