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Georgia: Home Meridian International to open distribution facility in Liberty County, 50 new jobs

Christian Fernsby |
Home Meridian International (HMI), a division of Hooker Furniture Corporation, will open a new distribution facility in Liberty County’s Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) certified Tradeport East Business Center.

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The $23.5 million investment will deliver 50 new jobs to the area.

U.S.-owned HMI maintains locations around the globe, with recognized brands under its portfolio that include Pulaski Furniture, Samuel Lawrence Furniture, Samuel Lawrence Hospitality, Prime Resources International, Accentrics Home, and HMIdea.

Liberty County will become one of its strategically located distribution centers, which can reach nearly all of the U.S. population within 36 hours, reducing transportation costs, and increasing operating efficiencies.

The location’s proximity to the Port of Savannah played a major role in the project, as the company is expected to import more than 8,000 cargo container units a year.

HMI will occupy a brand-new, custom-built 800,000-square-foot-facility located at Tradeport East Business Center in Liberty County. Job opportunities at the company will include warehouse supervisors, shipping and receiving administrators, forklift operators, inventory control coordinators, and loader/unloader positions.

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