The Development Authority of the City of Jeffersonville and Twiggs County has announced that East West Logistics International, a Georgia-California partnership, has secured an option on 259 acres in the Interstate 16 Industrial Park in Twiggs County, Georgia for a warehouse and logistics development.
The project, which will be constructed in phases, has the potential to reach up to 2 million square feet in warehouse, distribution and light manufacturing operations. The development will be built to suit each tenant as they are secured with an initial 100,000 square foot warehouse to be built as soon as all permitting and land development planning is complete.
The decision by the partners of East West Logistics International, LLC to locate in Twiggs County was made after looking at several possible locations within the state. The proximity to the Georgia Ports in Savannah coupled with the location at the interchange of Interstate 16 and Hwy. 96, now being widened to serve as a four-lane connector between Interstate 16 in Twiggs County and Interstate 75 in Houston County, made this location ideal, according to company representatives. The company has also acquired private land nearby to be marketed as a manufacturing location that could utilize the planned distribution and warehouse development.
A spokesperson for East West Logistics International noted: “With the opening of the Panama Canal and the continued growth and expansion of Georgia Ports Authority’s Port of Savannah Terminal, East West International Logistics selected Twiggs County to serve as a major distribution center or manufacturing facility for international shippers who need convenient access to the Port of Savannah, Atlanta, Macon, Columbus markets and beyond”.
Short term plans call for pre-construction planning and environmental permitting with final purchase of the land to happen as soon as all permitting has been obtained. The company has also announced it will contract with Thomas and Hutton of Savannah, GA for engineering services and Dublin Construction Company of Dublin, GA for site preparation and construction of the project. The company plans to exercise the option and begin construction as soon as possible.
This is an exciting time for the Development Authority and citizens of the City of Jeffersonville and Twiggs County due to the construction and widening of the Interstate 16 and Hwy 96 interchange that will increase the interest and provide new opportunities for many new prospects to this community. This location is at the center of the state and mid-way between the Georgia Ports and Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport.