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H.T. Hackney Company Plans Warehouse-Distribution Hub In Milton, West Virginia

One of the largest wholesale distributors in the United States, H.T. Hackney Company, is opening a warehouse and distribution facility in Milton, West Virginia.

The 246,000 square-foot warehouse and distribution center, situated on 8 acres, is expected to create an estimated 70 jobs in Cabell County. Positions to be filled include Class A CDL drivers, office workers, building and equipment maintenance personnel, diesel mechanics, warehouse workers and sales staff.

“I’m proud H.T. Hackney chose our state for its warehouse and distribution center. I know from my own experience in business that a company has to make smart decisions to last, and this company has been around since 1891. This announcement shows confidence in West Virginia, our workforce and our future. I look forward to working with them to bring more jobs and opportunities to the people of West Virginia,” Governor Jim Justice said.

“The H.T. Hackney Company is excited to announce the purchase of a warehouse facility in Milton, West Virginia,” said H.T. Hackney CEO William “Bill” Sansom. “We are looking forward to moving into the Milton community, where we will be better positioned to serve and supply area retailers including Clark's Pump N Shop, City Fuel & Ice, and Fruth Pharmacy. Brian Waugh, who is COO of one of our key customers, Par Mar Stores, is from the Milton area and has been very helpful and encouraging in our move to this location.”

“Others who have been instrumental in assisting with our expansion into the area include Mayor Tom Canterbury and Sheriff Chuck Zirkle. I also want to thank Governor Justice and others at the state level for their help and support. I appreciate the tremendous backing of the customers and leaders welcoming us into the community,” he added.

“The successful effort to bring H.T. Hackney to West Virginia can be credited in part to the teamwork of the West Virginia Development Office, the Huntington Area Development Council and the City of Milton,” said H. Wood Thrasher, West Virginia Secretary of Commerce. “I look forward to seeing their future success and my team at the Department of Commerce stands ready to assist in any way.”

Site research by H.T. Hackney representatives included reviewing properties listed in the West Virginia Department of Commerce online database of Sites and Buildings. The company executives contacted the Development Office for more information and discussions.

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