Farmers home Furniture, based in Dublin, is planning a $4 million expansion there with the purchase of the Botkin Lumber Co. warehouse at 700 Industrial Blvd., according to an announcement Thursday from the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority.
The 64-year-old, employee-owned furniture company has 290 workers in its existing corporate headquarters and distribution center at Dublin. Farmers home Furniture plans to add another 62 jobs over the next decade.
Following a multi-state search for distribution center space, Farmers determined that Laurens County was still the best fit for its expansion purposes due to its proximity to the Savannah port, the availability of the Botkin Lumber facility, the availability of skilled workers and the continued support of the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority and other local government agencies, according to the news release.
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