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18 May 2016

LaGrange Mayor Welcomes $29 Million Badcock Regional Distribution Center to West Georgia

LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton welcomed W. S. Badcock Corporation, one of the largest privately held furniture retailers in the United States, to his city with a ribbon-cutting ceremony heralding the new 535,000 square foot Badcock regional distribution center in the Callaway South Industrial Park.

(Ribbon cutting ceremony attendees included [from left to right]: Wogie Badcock, Will Daughtrey, Robert Faneca, Mitchell Stiles, James Kelly, Ebbie Sue Doherty, Jim Thornton, Bill Pou Jr., Tom Croteau, Emily Badcock, Ben Badcock Jr., Ben Pou, Bill Daughtrey, Rob Burnette, John Parker - LaGrange Dealer, Ben Badcock and Greg Brinkman)
The $29 million distribution center is the biggest facility in the furniture chain and will immediately serve 150 retail stores, with the potential to grow up to 200 locations across seven of the eight states where Badcock operates. The new LaGrange facility will be home to 150 employees.

“We are extremely pleased to see this project come to fruition and look forward to it becoming an important component of the LaGrange community,” said Mike Price, President of W.S. Badcock.

During the ceremony, Badcock executives presented a $2,500 donation to the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Association.

Tom Croteau, the Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce in the Georgia Department of Economic Development, was on hand for the Badcock facility opening. Croteau congratulated local officials on their work towards getting the project off the ground.

“Thank you to the Badcock Team for your sustained investment in Georgia," Croteau said. "Congratulations to the local community officials who work so hard everyday to make positive events like this happen.”