published Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Tractor Supply Co. opens Georgia distribution center

MACON, Ga. — Tractor Supply Co. has opened a new distribution center in central Georgia.

The Telegraph of Macon reports that the 690,000-square-foot facility officially opened on Monday in south Bibb County.

Alex Stanton, senior vice president of supply chains for the company, said the Bibb County labor force and Macon's location — a two hour drive from the port of Savannah — were strong factors in the company's decision to build the distribution center.

Pat Topping, senior vice president of the Macon Economic Development Commission, said the facility has brought nearly 300 jobs to the county. Topping said Tractor Supply Co. is the largest project that local economic development officials have landed for the Macon area in the past couple of years.

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