W. S. Badcock Corporation Opens New Regional Distribution Center in LaGrange, GA

S. Badcock Corporation
, one of the largest privately held furniture
retailers in the U.S., announces the opening of their 535,000 square
foot regional distribution center in the Callaway South Industrial Park
in LaGrange, GA, this month. The occasion was initiated with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility where company executives,
new employees, and community officials, such as Tom Croteau, Deputy
Commissioner for the State of Georgia and Jim Thornton, Mayor of the
City of LaGrange, among others attended to celebrate the $29 million
project with the LaGrange community.

“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. “On behalf of
the company, we want to thank the first employees here today who have
done an excellent job helping to open this new center in the busiest
part of our season, and they truly bring the finished product to life.”

This state-of-the-art $24 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
replaces the Cullman and Thomson distribution centers and will be home
to 150 employees.

The project is a result of collaboration between Badcock and the
Development Authority of LaGrange, the City of LaGrange and the Georgia
Department of Economic Development.

“We knew a family-owned company like Badcock Home Furniture &more would
be an excellent addition to the community and will have a positive
lasting affect on LaGrange and Troup County,” Tom Croteau, Georgia’s
Deputy Commissioner stated. “Thank you to the Badcock Team for your
sustained investment in Georgia and congratulations to the local
community officials who work so hard everyday to make positive events
like this happen.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony concluded with Badcock executives presenting
a $2,500 donation to the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Association, as a way
to demonstrate their continued investment in the local communities the
company serves.


W.S. Badcock Corporation is a privately held company, founded in 1904,
headquartered in Mulberry, Florida, and employs more than 1,200
employees. There are over 320 Badcock Home Furniture &more stores
operating in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. The stores are a combination of
corporately owned stores and Dealer-owned operations. Badcock Home
Furniture &more stores carry a complete line of furniture, appliances,
bedding, floor covering, electronics, home office and seasonal items.


W.S. Badcock Corporation
Amy Yeager, 863-425-7620