Ryder System, Inc. to open new distribution center in Locust Grove

Photo shows several large industrial buildings with truck parking around them. Photo shows concept for Gardner Logistics Park in Locust Grove (Scannell Properties photo).

Ryder System, Inc. will be opening a new distribution center in Locust Grove, according to a press release from the Governor’s office. Specifically, the new distribution center will be in an under-construction building off Colvin Drive and Davis Lake Road.

Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc., a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and commercial fleet management solutions, will invest $44 million to open a new distribution center. The project expects to create more than 250 jobs.

“We are proud that Ryder has chosen Georgia to meet their growing needs,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “As the logistics hub of the Southeast with a highly skilled workforce and a dedication to addressing supply chain issues, we are uniquely positioned to ensure Ryder’s continued success. I look forward to the new opportunities this distribution center will create for hardworking Georgians in Henry County.”

Ryder presently manages fifty-nine operations and employs more than 2,900 people in Georgia. They provide critical supply chain, transportation, and fleet management solutions for more than 50,000 customers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The company also manages nearly 235,000 commercial vehicles and operates more than 300 warehouses.

Ryder will build out a 678,000 square foot building at 355 Davis Lake Road. The site is within phase II of Gardner Logistics Park in Locust Grove. Ryder is planning to utilize the building to accelerate growth for its e-commerce and multi-customer warehousing offerings. The company will be hiring for the following:

  • warehouse pickers / packers and shippers,
  • forklift operators, and
  • management / supervisory positions.

At the time of publication, construction for the new building has not yet started on the exterior walls. Construction is estimated to conclude this summer.

Gardner Logistics Park

Following Ryder’s announcement, the Gardner Logistics Park has space remaining in two buildings. Both of which are concurrently under construction. Phase II building 2 will have 234,200 square feet when complete. Finally, phase III on the north side of Colvin Drive is building a one million square foot building.

Portions of this article copied from the Governor’s office press release. Featured image shows concept rendering for Gardner Logistics Park. Photo credit Scannell Properties.

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Clayton Carte is the founder and owner of Moving Henry Forward Community News. Since 2017, he has written over 900 articles sharing local updates with the community. Now, in 2022, he is running for Georgia State House District 117 to advocate for Henry County at the State Capitol.