WebstaurantStore, a supplier to food service professionals around the world, will open a distribution center in Savannah, Georgia. The project is expected to create more than 100 jobs in Chatham County.
The company will operate in an existing 475,000-square-foot facility located at 2385 Tremont Road in Savannah. The company also currently has two facilities in Albany, Georgia, which employ more than 350 people.
“We are excited about our new location. It will be located seven miles from the Port of Savannah. This location will be very beneficial in helping the company meet its goal of providing excellent customer service with the fastest shipping possible,” said Director of WebstaurantStore’s Southeast Operations Scott Getek. “The location is great for the local potential employees to not have a long commute to work.”
Assistant Director of the Existing Industry and Regional Recruitment Team Alyce Thornhill represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce division on this project in partnership with the Savannah Economic Development Authority and the Georgia Ports Authority.
“It’s always exciting when one of our existing Georgia companies continues to invest in the state,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “But given that the last year has been especially tumultuous for the restaurant industry and its many suppliers, it is particularly gratifying to see WebstaurantStore expand in Georgia. Many thanks to WebstaurantStore for continuing to invest in our state and providing new opportunities for hardworking Georgia.
Established in 2004, WebstaurantStore provides customers with an easy-to-use website to meet their industry-specific purchasing needs. With a focus on convenience and with hundreds of thousands of products available, WebstaurantStore is the largest online supply store for restaurant service professionals and individual customers worldwide.
“The addition of 100 new job opportunities to the Savannah market is great news for our region,” said Savannah Economic Development Authority President and CEO Trip Tollison. “With a stellar workforce and a vast infrastructure system, we know that WebsturantStore will thrive in our region, and we look forward to working with them as they grow in our region.”