France-Based Quadient Locates North American Distribution Hub in Marshall County, Mississippi
The project represents an $11 million investment, combining land, facilities, construction and corporate efforts, according to the Mississippi Development Authority. The Marshall County facility is located in the Gateway Global Logistics Center, which is part of the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park, and will primarily distribute electronic parcel lockers, tracking solutions and mail processing technology to colleges, businesses and governmental agencies with similar needs.
“We are excited to be opening our North American distribution operation in Marshall County and look forward to developing strong relationships with the surrounding communities,” said Doug Ward, vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Operations at Quadient. “The new distribution facility will help support the expansion of Quadient parcel lockers and our mission of helping businesses build powerful, meaningful connections with their customers.”
Quadient qualifies for the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program through the Mississippi Development Authority. The program provides a rebate to eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands. Marshall County will provide qualifying property tax exemptions.
“Quadient joins the ranks of numerous renowned companies that have opened successful distribution operations in Marshall County, and the region’s skilled workforce will work hard to ensure Quadient achieves the same long-term success in our state,” said MDA Interim Executive Director John Rounsaville. “We thank the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority and the Marshall County Board of Supervisors for working with MDA to bring Quadient to Mississippi. Their partnership throughout this project has proven invaluable, resulting in 75 new jobs for the residents of Marshall County.”
Quadient provides technologies for processing and digitizing customer communications, mail, packages, business processes and customer experience management to businesses around the world. Quadient is expected to create 75 jobs for its facility.
“Marshall County’s ideal location in North Mississippi, convenient access to an exceptional transportation network and skilled pipeline of workers once again prove we have the winning combination for industry-leading companies with distribution needs,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “We are proud to welcome Quadient as the newest member of the Mississippi business community and thank the company for bringing dozens of new job opportunities to the people of Marshall County and the surrounding areas.”
The Evolution of the Megasite
36th Annual Corporate Survey: Executives Focus on Labor, Energy, Shipping Costs
The 2021 Top States for Doing Business Reflect Their Locational Advantages
18th Annual Consultants Survey: Access to Major Markets and Skilled Labor Are Clients’ Primary Concerns
Innovative and Collaborative Design Sets the Stage for Life Science Innovation
2021 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize State and Local Economic Development Efforts
Driving Into An Electric Vehicle Future