Feit Electric plans to invest $25 million in a new distribution facility in McDonough. The center will be the first on the U.S. East Coast for the lighting and smart home brand company, and will create 125 jobs.
“Continuing to invest in our supply chain and distribution capabilities is required to support our expanding smart home and LED lighting business,” said President Alan Feit of Feit Electric. “We will be bringing inventory through the Port of Savannah and selected the location based on proximity to the Port of Savannah and convenience to metro Atlanta. Establishing a new distribution presence helps us support the growing demand for flexible customer delivery options in this dynamic retail market.”
The company sells to major retailers including Georgia-based The Home Depot, as well as Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Costco and Menards. Feit plans to use Georgia’s extensive port system and ship 5,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units through the Port of Savannah annually.
“The fact that a company as innovative and forward thinking as Feit Electric has chosen to locate in Henry County is a testament to the quality of our workforce and business climate,” said Henry County Development Authority Chairman Pierre Clements. “We look forward to our partnership with this outstanding company and to the jobs and investment they will bring to the community.”