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Construction begins on $20 million Imperial Dade logistics hub, to hire 55

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Construction is beginning on a $20 million logistics hub in Baldwin County that will create 55 new jobs.

Gov. Kay Ivey was in Loxley today to celebrate groundbreaking on the project for Imperial Dade, a distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies.

The 220,000-square-foot building is being developed by I-10 Gulf Coast Logistics Center, and will be the first Class-A industrial facility built in Baldwin County. Imperial Dade will move from its existing Loxley location.

The company says the new hub will provide easy access to the Gulf Coast market and the Port of Mobile.

“Imperial Dade’s expansion proves what we already knew – job growth is on the rise on the Alabama Gulf Coast,” Ivey said. “Because of investments like this, we will continue to be the leader of the southeast in offering first-class opportunities to the citizens of our state and making sure that anyone who wants a job can find one.”

The center will be near the new $100 million ALDI regional headquarters and distribution center, which broke ground earlier this year.

“Loxley is the ideal location for our new logistics hub, which will allow us to expand our operations in this very important region,” Imperial Dade CEO Robert Tillis said.

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