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Home Depot Plans $25 Million, 465,000-Square-Foot Warehouse in Columbia

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July 23, 2008

By Clif Leblanc – The State

Home-building supply company Home Depot plans to construct a $25 million regional warehouse near Dixiana that would hire up to 300 workers, Lexington County and company officials said Tuesday.

No construction date has been announced for the 465,000-square-foot facility along U.S. 321, said Chuck Whipple, Lexington County’s economic development project manager.

It will be built within the next three years, company spokesman Craig Fishel said Tuesday.

New salaries at the Home Depot warehouse would average $10.50 per hour, Whipple said.

The warehouse will serve stores in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and parts of Georgia, Fishel said, although he could not say how many stores it will serve.

Fishel said Home Depot has been moving toward more regional distribution centers in the past couple of years in an effort to restock stores more quickly. The company plans to open five regional centers this year and a total of 20 by the end of 2010.

Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum, whose district includes Dixiana, said this investment is a glimpse into the future of the U.S. 321 corridor. In addition to plans for a new state farmers market, Cullum says he expects other distribution facilities and manufacturing plants to locate in the area.

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