A tenant of the county’s northern industrial park is growing and bringing more jobs to Black Creek.
Matson Logistics is expanding its Port of Savannah distribution operations and recently signed a lease to expand its presence in Building 100 at Interstate Centre in Bryan County, according to a press release from the Development Authority of Bryan County.
The expansion is expected to create more than 40 new jobs in the next five years and add 237,600 square feet to the company’s current 135,000-square-foot facility. With the expanded facility, Matson Logistics’ full-time staff at Black Creek is expected to exceed 100 within the next few years.
“This expansion once again proves that Interstate Centre is the ideal location for supply chain companies looking to use the Georgia Port terminals,” said Steve Croy, development authority chairman. “With our comparable drayage rates to Savannah’s rates and our low taxes plus skilled workforce, we provide the ideal business climate for a company’s real estate needs.
“Matson has been a great corporate citizen in their short time in Bryan County and we are excited that our partnership with them will continue to grow.”
Matson Logistics provides warehousing and distribution services and has been operating in Black Creek since 2011 with an additional location in Pooler. The expansion is expected to be a boost to the company’s use of Georgia Port Authority’s Garden City Terminal.
“Matson is a longtime port user, and we’re excited to see them expanding in our local area,” GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz said. “This is one in a flurry of recent announcements springing from the Port of Savannah commercial real estate sector. Matson’s decision to expand to 370,000 square feet in Bryan County is another good example of positive net absorption in our commercial real estate sector, and a testament to the Port of Savannah area’s logistical advantages.
“Increasingly the Port of Savannah area is a strategic market for third-party logistics warehouse and distribution operations,” Foltz continued. “Locating in proximity to the ports makes for a more efficient business model, allowing greater flexibility and utilization of company assets.”
Read more in the Sept. 26 edition of the News.