LOCUST GROVE — Atlanta-based The Home Depot Inc. is launching a major warehousing expansion in the metro region, including one in Locust Grove.

The hardware giant will build three new warehouses in Henry, DeKalb and Fulton counties, bringing about 1,000 new jobs to metro Atlanta.

The new facilities are part of a larger plan Home Depot unveiled in 2017 to invest $1.2 billion to expand its distribution network by adding 150 warehouses nationally, enough to provide same-day or next-day delivery to 90% of the country. Georgia is a hub for the company’s Southeast supply chain operations and national delivery strategy.

The new Home Depot warehouse in Henry County will be a 657,600-square-foot structure in Locust Grove.

The company is currently looking to fill 600 job openings for the new facility. Interested jobseekers should visit careers.homedepot.com for more information or text JOBS to 52270 for a link to apply to local positions.

This is the second facility Home Depot has built in Locust Grove. In 2014, the company opened a 1.1 million square foot Direct Fulfillment Center, employing nearly 300 associates.

“We’re proud to employ more than 27,000 associates in our home state,” said Stephanie Smith, Home Depot’s senior vice president of supply chain development and delivery. “The diverse workforce, cost of living, and location make [Georgia] the perfect place to continue to grow our business. We look forward to welcoming another 1,000 new associates in the Atlanta area who want to build a career with The Home Depot.”

“As The Home Depot continues to grow, I want to thank the entire company for not only making long-term investments in their home state, but also continuing to support our local communities through their various outreach programs,” Kemp added.

In 2021, Home Depot will open a new 615,000-square-foot “flatbed delivery center” in the DeKalb County community of Stonecrest.

The company also will open a 650,000-square-foot order fulfillment center in the city of East Point in Fulton County.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development was represented by the Global Commerce Division’s logistics projects team in crafting the deal, in partnership with the Henry County Development Authority, the cities of Locust Grove and Stonecrest, Decide DeKalb, the City of East Point, Fulton County, and Georgia Power Co.

“I’m very grateful to all of our economic development partners who helped see each of these projects through,” Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson said. “We especially appreciate The Home Depot’s partnership and continued investments in their home state.”

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