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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — H.T. Hackney Co. is adding its first warehouse and distribution facility in the city of Milton, W. Va. The center is expected to create an estimated 70 jobs.
The warehouse and distribution center will be a 246,000-square-foot facility situated on 8 acres.
"The H.T. Hackney Co. is excited to announce the purchase of a warehouse facility in Milton, West Virginia," said H.T. Hackney CEO William Sansom. "We are looking forward to moving into the Milton community, where we will be better positioned to serve and supply area retailers including Clark's Pump N Shop, City Fuel & Ice, and Fruth Pharmacy. Brian Waugh, who is [chief operating officer] of one of our key customers, Par Mar Stores, is from the Milton area and has been very helpful and encouraging in our move to this location.
"Others who have been instrumental in assisting with our expansion into the area include Mayor Tom Canterbury and Sheriff Chuck Zirkle. I also want to thank Gov. Justice and others at the state level for their help and support. I appreciate the tremendous backing of the customers and leaders welcoming us into the community," he added.
The company is accepting job applications Thursday, Feb. 16 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Milton City Hall. Positions to be filled include: Class A CDL drivers, office workers, building and equipment maintenance personnel, diesel mechanics, warehouse workers, and sales staff.
"I’m proud H.T. Hackney chose our state for its warehouse and distribution center," Gov. Jim Justice said. "I know from my own experience in business that a company has to make smart decisions to last, and this company has been around since 1891. This announcement shows confidence in West Virginia, our work force and our future. I look forward to working with them to bring more jobs and opportunities to the people of West Virginia."
H. Wood Thrasher, West Virginia Secretary of Commerce, added, "The successful effort to bring H.T. Hackney to West Virginia can be credited in part to the teamwork of the West Virginia Development Office, the Huntington Area Development Council and the City of Milton. I look forward to seeing their future success and my team at the Department of Commerce stands ready to assist in any way."
Based in Knoxville, H.T. Hackney stocks more 30,000 different products and serves more than 20,000 retail locations in 22 states.