PDS expands operations to Gwinnett

NORCROSS -- Prime Distribution Services Inc. is expanding its operations to Gwinnett County, creating 15 to 20 new jobs and capital investment for metro Atlanta, officials announced Tuesday.

The warehousing and distribution company operates in a previously vacant 200,000-square-foot facility located in the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District in Norcross, according to a news release from the Gwinnett Chamber. The Gwinnett Village CID is a designated region in the county seeking to improve business development opportunities and enhance property values by developing and promoting coordinated transportation and community character improvements, the news release states.

In addition, PDS is also within one of two Gwinnett-based opportunity zones and is currently taking advantage of a tax credit afforded to companies relocating or expanding within the zone and creating two or more new jobs in Georgia.

"Gwinnett offers a diverse business community, a strong work force and a great strategic location to provide consolidation services to major regional retailers for our customers," said Joey Davidson, PDS business development manager for the Southeast region. "We believe this location will help boost future growth and development within our industry."

PDS is a leading provider of warehousing, multi-vendor pool consolidation and transportation management services -- managing more than 800 million pounds of freight per year for its consumers, the news release states. The new Gwinnett facility restructures the supply chain for customers by offering consolidation alternatives versus Less-Than-Truckload shipping.

The PDS consolidation program has a 20-year track record of increasing sales, reducing costs and lowering carbon emissions for suppliers to the retail industry, according to the news release. This new location incorporates the Southeast region to a network that already includes about 2 million square feet located in Plainfield, Ind.; Stockton, Calif. and Mesquite, Texas.

"PDS' decision to expand to Gwinnett demonstrates our community's ability to recruit new business to our redevelopment areas while providing an environment that supports business growth and development," Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister said. "This new addition speaks highly of Gwinnett's economic development team and its commitment to job creation and industry growth throughout Gwinnett and the metro Atlanta region."