ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)
Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Feit Electric, a leading smart home and energy-efficient lighting brand, will invest more than $25 million in opening a distribution center in Henry County. This will mark the company’s first distribution center on the East Coast of the U.S. and create 120 jobs in McDonough.
“I’m grateful to Feit Electric for their commitment to invest in Georgia and create jobs for the hardworking Georgians of Henry County,” said Governor Kemp. “From our ports system to our trained workforce, Georgia is the premier place to do business, especially for companies with rapidly growing distribution needs.”
For more than 40 years, Feit Electric has been a leading lighting and smart home brand that sells to major retailers including Georgia-based The Home Depot, and Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Costco, and Menards. An early pioneer in energy-efficient lighting, Feit Electric was one of the first to bring compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and LED technologies to market. With customers all over the world, the company plans to utilize Georgia’s extensive port system and ship 5,000 TEUs through the Port of Savannah annually.
“Continuing to invest in our supply chain and distribution capabilities is required to support our expanding smart home and LED lighting business,” said President Alan Feit of Feit Electric. “We will be bringing inventory through the Port of Savannah and selected the location based on proximity to the Port of Savannah and convenience to metro Atlanta. Establishing a new distribution presence helps us support the growing demand for flexible customer delivery options in this dynamic retail market.”
Feit Electric has purchased an existing 268,940-square-foot facility, located at 255 Declaration Drive in McDonough. The company will bring 120 jobs to Henry County, including positions in material handling, management, and administration. Individuals interested in careers with Feit Electric are encouraged to visit feit.com/careers for additional information.
“We are excited that Feit Electric has selected Henry County as the location for their new facility,” said Henry County Board of Commissioners Chair Carlotta Harrell. “As a global lighting manufacturer, Feit’s decision provides further evidence of Henry County’s growing role in global commerce.”
“The fact that a company as innovative and forward thinking as Feit Electric has chosen to locate in Henry County is a testament to the quality of our workforce and business climate,” said Henry County Development Authority Chairman Pierre Clements. “We look forward to our partnership with this outstanding company and to the jobs and investment they will bring to the community.”