New distribution center creating 20 new jobs in Columbia - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

New distribution center creating 20 new jobs in Columbia

A new distribution center will bring 20 new jobs to Columbia. Source: RNN A new distribution center will bring 20 new jobs to Columbia. Source: RNN
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from the Mississippi Development Authority. 

Nelson Wholesale Service, Inc. is locating a pet food and pet product distribution operation in Columbia, investing $2 million and creating 20 new jobs.

“Companies with distribution needs realize the competitive advantages of a Mississippi location. Our prime Southeast location and our extensive transportation network will allow Nelson Wholesale to reach customers quickly and efficiently from Columbia for years to come,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.

Nelson Wholesale is relocating distribution operations from Hammond, La., to Columbia in Marion County. The company will operate in a 100,000-square-foot facility previously occupied by Orleans Furniture.

“We are extremely excited to be expanding our distribution footprint by opening our newest warehouse in Columbia, Mississippi. The community and professional team has been welcoming and supportive of our expansion. We look forward to building a long-term presence in the city,” said Nelson Wholesale Chairman John D. Harkey.

“Our business and our unique and diversified inventory featuring pet products, companion animal products and lawn and garden products is growing rapidly and fits perfectly in the Southeast.  We are very fortunate to be expanding in such an extraordinary community and region,” said Nelson Wholesale President Cody B. Richmond.

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for building improvements and equipment relocation. Mississippi Power is providing the company assistance through its energy efficiency program, as well as providing a small business redevelopment rate incentive.

"We are pleased to welcome Nelson Wholesale as the newest member of Mississippi's business community as they bring career opportunities to the people of Marion County," said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. "We salute our teammates at the Marion County Development Partnership, Mississippi Power, Centerpoint Energy, Marion County Board of Supervisors and the City of Columbia for their great work in bringing Nelson Wholesale to our state."

Nelson Wholesale is scheduled to begin operations in December 2016.

Copyright WDAM 2016. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:07:49 GMT
    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBTSurveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBT

    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

    More >>

    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

    More >>
  • Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-06-20 10:51:23 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:57:14 GMT
    (Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.(Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.More >>
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.More >>
  • Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:10:52 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:33:19 GMT
    As originally proposed, the new "association health plans" would have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions. However, they could offer narrower benefits than required under the Obama-era health law. (Source: Raycom Media)As originally proposed, the new "association health plans" would have to cover people with pre-existing health conditions. However, they could offer narrower benefits than required under the Obama-era health law. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.

    More >>

    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly