Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:03 PM
Updated: Oct 11, 2013 2:03 PM
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) Coburn Supply Company Inc. is placing a distribution center in the Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park.
Company president Don Maloney tells the Greenwood Commonwealth (http://bit.ly/19EGMkr ) that the Greenwood facility will employ between 30 and 40 people once it is fully operational.
Coburn, based in Beaumont, Texas, is a wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and air conditioning supplies.
The company will locate the warehouse once occupied by an auto parts distributor.
Coburn Supply currently operates 53 retail locations. The Greenwood location "will be servicing about a third of those," Maloney said.
Maloney said the warehouse will open in February and a retail branch office will open at the location sometime in the next year.
"We're hoping to get the laydown yard up as soon as possible," Maloney said. "It's a critical part of our business."
Maloney said the laydown yard, where piping is stored, would employ at least 10 people. He said the warehouse would add 20-25 jobs and the branch office would employ three to five salespeople.
The company is closing a warehouse in the Jackson area.
Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams said the city, the Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation and Greenwood Utilities provided a $50,000 grant as part of the incentive package that included tax breaks as well as an $825,000 loan and an additional $150,000 grant, both from the Mississippi Development Authority.
Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com