Posted by: Jennifer McEachern
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Orgill, Inc. officials announced today the company will build a new world headquarters in Collierville. Orgill, the world’s largest independently owned hardlines distributor, will invest $15 million to construct a new 100,000 square foot facility in east Shelby County and create 115 new jobs.
“We want to thank Orgill for its new investment in West Tennessee and its continued commitment to our state’s dedicated workforce,” Haslam said. “It says a lot that Orgill is building a new world headquarters right here in our state and creating more than 100 new jobs in Shelby County. We look forward to building upon our strong partnership as we work toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
Founded in Memphis in 1847, Orgill distributes hardware and home improvement products to customers in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces and over 50 countries throughout the world. The world headquarters provides support to its six North American distribution centers and manages all business activities that extend beyond physical distribution.
“Tennessee prides itself on being the top state in the nation for overall infrastructure and global access making it a great fit for a company like Orgill,” Boyd said. “Orgill’s decision to not only remain in Tennessee, but to expand and build a new world headquarters in Shelby County will impact the community greatly while adding new jobs to the area workforce. I’m proud of the hardworking efforts of Shelby County, the town of Collierville, our local partners and the state, and look forward to Orgill’s continued growth and success in Tennessee.”
"Our company is excited to remain in Shelby County and to continue to do business in Tennessee,” Orgill’s Chairman, President and CEO Ron Beal said. “We have built a business here and relationships that we expect to last for years to come. I want to thank officials with the state and local governments for their assistance during this process."
Orgill plans to begin construction on a new, approximately 100,000 square foot office building in 2016. The company expects to move into the new facility in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Local government leaders expressed their gratitude to Orgill, citing the company’s impact on the community.
“It is great to see our existing companies prosper and expand,” Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. said. “Orgill has had a strong business presence in our community for many years, and we all salute them for their dedication and commitment to Shelby County.”
“We are pleased and excited to learn that the corporate headquarters of Orgill is relocating to Collierville,” Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner said. “Every day, Collierville is making strides of becoming a place where world class businesses bring their dreams and build their businesses. Orgill brings a level of national prestige and recognition that the Collierville community will welcome and embrace.”
Collierville and Shelby County are represented by Sen. Mark Norris (R – Collierville), Sen. Brian Kelsey (R – Germantown), Sen. Reginald Tate (D – Memphis), Sen. Lee Harris (D – Memphis), Sen. Sara Kyle (D – Memphis), Rep. Jim Coley (R – Bartlett), Rep. Ron Lollar (R – Bartlett), Rep. Steve McManus (R – Cordova), Rep. Curry Todd (R – Collierville), Rep. Mark White (R – Memphis), Rep. Raumesh Akbari (D – Memphis), Rep. Karen Camper (D – Memphis), Rep. Barbara Cooper (D – Memphis), Rep. John DeBerry (D – Memphis), Rep. G.A. Hardaway (D – Memphis), Rep. Larry Miller (D – Memphis), Rep. Antonio Parkinson (D – Memphis), Rep. Joe Towns (D – Memphis) and Rep. Johnnie Turner (D – Memphis) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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