ROME, N.Y. -- A new distribution center is coming to the Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome — bringing with it hundreds of new jobs.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Orgill, Inc., known as the world's largest independent hardlines distributor, will build its first northeastern United States distribution center in Rome.
The new facility boasts 780,000 square feet, and will be the company's first in New York state.
They say the company will create 225 new jobs in the Mohawk Valley.
"The Mohawk Valley is a prime location for businesses moving products throughout the Northeast, and the Orgill distribution center is a welcome addition to the region," Cuomo said in a statement. "We proudly invest in companies that invest in New York, and with the hundreds of jobs generated by this new facility there is no doubt it will help bolster the region's economy."
The company plans to invest nearly $70 million on the building and the equipment, which will serve Orgill's customers in the northeast.
"Orgill serves more than 6,000 retail hardware stores, home centers, professional lumber dealers and farm stores throughout the United States and Canada, and more than 50 countries around the world," the press release stated.
They will be hiring for some positions in early 2020, and will continue to staff the facility closer to the grand opening. Those interested in employment opportunities can head to their website.