Twiggs County distribution center expansion to bring 250 jobs
More than 250 jobs are expected to come to Twiggs County as a major retailer plans to expand.
Governor Nathan Deal announced that Texas-based Academy Sports & Outdoors will expand its existing operation in Jeffersonville.
“Companies like Academy Sports + Outdoors that make up Georgia’s existing industry base help us best market Georgia as a great place for business through significant expansion projects like this one,” Deal said. “This expansion is a vote of confidence for our high-performing logistics infrastructure, our workforce and the other business assets that make Georgia competitive. I am glad to see Academy Sports + Outdoors grow right here in Georgia.”
The project will expand the sporting goods retailer's distribution center by 500,000 square feet. Construction to expand the distribution center is expected to be complete in June.
Academy Sports & Outdoors expanded its Twiggs County center in 2007 and also added an e-commerce center for online business last year.
“On behalf of the Twiggs County Board of Commissioners and the community we welcome the news of Academy Sports + Outdoors’ expansion,” said Twiggs County Commission Chairman Ray Bennett. “Academy is an important part of this community, and we are very pleased the company’s growth will take place here.”