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    Floor & Decor announces expansion in Savannah
    Today at the Georgia Ports Authority’s State of the Port Annual Luncheon, Floor & Decor’s Executive Vice President Supply Chain Brian Robbins announced that Floor & Decor will expand their import distribution center in Savannah with the construction of a new facility located at Morgan Business Center.
    The expansion will include two phases with phase one being a new 1.4 million square feet. This expansion will include the creation of 64 new jobs and the retaining of the current 46 jobs. Phase one, which is a $50 million investment, is expected to be completed in 2017. Phase two will include an additional 1.1 million square feet that would be developed as early as 2019.
    “We are excited to expand our distribution footprint in Savannah.  We looked at other east coast opportunities, but the combination of the Georgia Port Authority, SEDA and the local logistics and distribution services could not be better for Floor & Decor than here in Savannah.  It’s just a great place to do business, especially when you look at the future investment being put into Savannah’s port and distribution business,” said Robbins. 

    “Atlanta-based Floor & Decor has an established presence in Georgia, and we have witnessed significant growth from the company over the years,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “We look forward to working alongside our partners at the Savannah Economic Development Authority and the Georgia Ports Authority to support them through their expansion in Chatham County.”
    Floor & Decor has had a distribution center in Savannah since 2013.
    “This expansion solidifies Floor & Decor as a major import distribution center in our region,” said Savannah Economic Development Authority President and CEO Trip Tollison. “The assets we were able to bring to the table such as our workforce, the Port of Savannah and our vast infrastructure helped us in this competitive selection process.” 
    “Floor & Decor’s announcement is a fantastic vote of confidence, not only in the Georgia Ports Authority, but in the fast-growing market of the U.S. Southeast," said Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority. "We are proud to welcome Floor & Decor as the newest member of Savannah’s logistics community." 
    “Floor & Decor has been a valued customer for several years, and we are excited to continue our partnership with them by delivering a new facility that can help them more efficiently deliver product to their ever-increasing number of retail outlets,” said Chris Brown, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty’s Georgia and Tennessee region, the company that is developing Floor & Decor’s new building. “This new facility will be state-of-the-art and incorporate modern features that will help facilitate product storage and distribution.”