Beverage supplier brings 300 jobs to Norcross area
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) January 24, 2013- Metro Atlanta beverage supplier, Eagle Rock Distributing Company, joined with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to announce the relocation and consolidation of its operations into a central warehouse facility in Gwinnett County. The company will move its 300 employees into a 295,000-square-foot warehouse facility in the Norcross area.
“Gwinnett County offers a central location, enabling us to easily reach our customers in the greater metro Atlanta area,” stated Steve Economos, CEO of Eagle Rock Distributing Company. “We remain committed to serving our customers and look forward to continuing to grow our operations in the region.”
Located at 6205 Best Friend Road, the facility formerly housed a major Kraft distribution hub and will be developed to accommodate the Eagle Rock Distributing Company’s products and warehouse equipment. The company will build a new office building on the site and has revealed plans to invest in state-of-the-art technology to support its new warehouse and sales systems.
“Gwinnett County offers businesses in the logistics industry access to the infrastructure, educated workforce and pro-business environment they need to thrive,” stated Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We are pleased to have Eagle Rock Distributing Company join our community and look forward to seeing its continued growth and success.”
“We celebrate Eagle Rock’s decision to invest in the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District and welcome them to a community that supports a strong and vibrant business climate for growing companies,” commented Chuck Warbington, Executive Director for the Gwinnett Village CID. “We are proud to be the new home of a company committed to cultivating their success here.”
Eagle Rock Distributing is the latest major addition to Gwinnett County’s strong Supply Chain Management industry.
“Eagle Rock’s relocation brings quality jobs to one of Gwinnett’s key target industries,” stated Troels Adrian, Project Manager for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “Our region’s reputation as a global logistics hub is well-deserved, and Gwinnett is ripe with talent and resources to support supply chain and logistics operations. We are grateful that Eagle Rock will be contributing to the continuing strong growth of this industry in Gwinnett.”
To learn more about Eagle Rock Distributing Company, please visit www.eaglerocks.com.
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.