Food service provider expected to create 213 new jobs in Bryan County

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that WebstaurantStore, a supplier to restaurant professionals worldwide, will build a new distribution facility in Ellabell. The facility is expected to create 213 new positions in Bryan County, representing more than $87 million in investment and the company’s largest expansion in Georgia.

“Companies like WebstaurantStore continue to recognize Georgia as the best place to do business by expanding here again and again,” Kemp said.. “Our world-class logistics infrastructure and business-friendly environment allow businesses to operate in every corner of the state while benefiting from direct access to domestic and international markets and a highly skilled workforce. qualified.”

Established in 2004, WebstaurantStore offers customers an easy to use website to meet their industry specific shopping needs. With a focus on convenience and hundreds of thousands of products available, WebstaurantStore is the largest online supply store for catering professionals and individuals worldwide. The company currently employs more than 680 Georgians across two counties in onsite locations and various remote locations.

“We are excited to continue our operations in Georgia and the Georgia Ports Authority market, with what will become our largest distribution center to date. The labor pool and skilled workforce in logistics in the greater Savannah area made our decision easier when selecting an alternate distribution site,” said Caleb Clugston, Vice President of Network Optimization at WebstaurantStore. “We look forward to continued growth and a positive impact on the community as well as the State of Georgia for many years to come.”

The new WebstaurantStore facility will be located at 54 Logistics Drive in Ellabell. The new facility will handle the distribution of large catering equipment such as indoor and outdoor commercial furniture, fast-turnover full case quantities and many other industrial products. The company will hire shipping and receiving managers and associates, as well as inventory control and quality assurance associates. Interested candidates can learn more and apply at www.webstaurantstore.com/careers/.

“We are delighted to have WestaurantStore join our existing industrial base,” said Bryan County Development Authority (DABC) Chairman Jon Seagraves. “In addition to creating over 200 jobs, the company expects to pay very high salaries. These are great opportunities for residents of Bryan County and area, and we would just like to welcome WebstaurantStore to our community. .”

“Expanding existing businesses in Georgia is just as important as attracting new employers to the state,” said Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).. “At GPA, we’re proud to help support the success of exceptional businesses like WebstaurantStore as they grow their footprint and employment base in Georgia.”

Director of Project Implementation and Supplier Strategy Alyce Thornhill represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Global Commerce Team on the project in partnership with the County Development Authority of Bryan and the Port Authority of Georgia.

“WebstaurantStore is a proven partner for the State of Georgia, and we are thrilled that they have chosen to expand their presence here for the fourth time,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson.. “Companies recognize that Georgia’s logistics assets and geographic position put them close to 80% of U.S. consumers and gateways to international markets. We appreciate our partners at the Georgia Ports Authority and Bryan County for their continued dedication to supporting Georgian communities. »