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Bradshaw Home Plans Effingham County, Georgia, Distribution Hub

Bradshaw Home, a designer and marketer of kitchen and cleaning products, plans to establish a distribution center in Effingham County, Georgia. The project is expected to create more than 230 new jobs.

The new 1.2-million-square-foot facility, located at the Savannah Portside International Park near Meldrim, is scheduled to open in November.

“More than 75% of Bradshaw’s customers are east of the Rocky Mountains, 55% are east of the Mississippi River,” said Bradshaw CEO Tony Hair. “By opening an East Coast location, we expand our distribution network to more effectively service customers while significantly reducing freight miles to transport our products – a win-win for both retailers and the environment.”

Senior Regional Project Manager Dorie Bacon represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce team on the project in partnership with the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and Georgia Ports Authority.

“Counties near the Port of Savannah are experiencing unprecedented growth, attracting companies with national and global footprints like Bradshaw Home,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “The region around Savannah has an impressive industry mix, with recent wins ranging from automotive to logistics. Effingham County and the Georgia Ports Authority have actively pursued a variety of industries to create a strong local economy.”

Bradshaw Home’s products include kitchen tools, gadgets, bakeware, cookware, food storage, and cleaning products.

“Bradshaw Home’s new facility is the perfect location from which to reach domestic markets spanning from Dallas to Chicago,” added Griff Lynch, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority. “Georgia is positioned at the center of a logistics network featuring 35 weekly containership calls, Class I rail service from CSX and Norfolk Southern, and unsurpassed interstate connectivity.”

“We are pleased to welcome Bradshaw Home to our community,” said Matt Saxon, Chairman of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority. “We owe a special thanks to our development partners at Panattoni Development Company for their investment and helping attract world-class companies to Effingham County.”

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