Target announced that it will build a two million-square-foot import warehouse in Savannah, Ga. The new import warehouse will be located at the Savannah River International Trade Park, four miles from the Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah. Construction has already begun and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2007.
"Savannah/Chatham County, the state of Georgia and the Georgia Ports Authority have provided Target an excellent opportunity to continue growing our import and distribution business," said Mitch Stover, senior vice president, distribution, Target. "We look forward to building a long standing relationship with the Savannah community."
Target operates 41 stores in the state of Georgia, including seven SuperTarget stores, and a 1.5 million-square-foot distribution center in Tifton that employs approximately 800. In January, Target announced that it would build a distribution center in Midway, Georgia (Liberty County) that is currently under construction.