UT: Orgill Continues Expansion in Hurricane, Utah; to Hire 157
8 Mar, 2021
The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the St. George Area Economic Development (SGAED) council, and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) are pleased to announce that Orgill, Inc. is expanding its existing operations in Hurricane, Utah.
The company has a current footprint of 234 employees and a 540,000 square-foot distribution center. Orgill plans to build a 427,000 square-foot addition and hire 157 new employees over the next 10 years. The expansion includes capital expenditures of $20 million.
Orgill, Inc. is the world’s largest independent hardlines distributor with annual sales of $3 billion. The privately-owned company was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Collierville, Tenn. Orgill serves more than 11,000 retail hardware stores, home centers, pro lumber dealers, and farm stores throughout the United States and Canada, and over 50 countries worldwide.
“We’re pleased that Orgill is expanding in a rural part of Washington County,” said Dan Hemmert, executive director of GOED. “The company has been a steady, long-term contributor to the local economy, and we look forward to the future impact Orgill will have here.”
“It has been amazing to watch our customer base in the West grow over the years,” said Darin Houskeeper, VP Distribution–West. “This expansion will allow us to serve our existing customers more efficiently and help us prepare for further growth in the future.”
Orgill first located in Hurricane in 2004, in part due to a state of Utah incentive. This current expansion did not involve a state incentive, but did deploy incentives through a local Redevelopment Agency (RDA).
“This has been a complex, retention-oriented effort from August 2020 on, when the company’s site selection consultant first approached us,” said Gregg McArthur, SGAED director of economic development. “Nevada was our main competition. We had help from multiple partners, including GOED, taxing entities, real estate experts, the City of Hurricane, EDCUtah, and others. We’re grateful for the help of everyone involved.”
“We are delighted that Orgill has elected to expand their operations in Hurricane City. They have been a great corporate partner in our community, providing quality jobs for our residents for the past 15 years,” said Mayor Bramall of Hurricane City. “We welcome the opportunity to support Orgill in their expansion and continued future success.”
Orgill worked with site selection firm J.M. Mullis, Inc.
“SGAED is to be congratulated for their coordinated, data-driven, and successful response to a rigorous process driven by one of the top site selectors in the country,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “You don’t win them all, so when you do, it’s a reason to celebrate.”
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