That’s another big win for Greater Rome’s existing industries — and for Rome-based Southeastern Mills as well.
On Wednesday, Southeastern Mills announced construction was under way to expand its Center for Superior Logistics by 90,000 square feet. E.A. Benefield is the general contractor and will use local and regional subcontracts when possible.
The land has been purchased. The new facility is expected to be completed by July.
The expansion comes as the result of recent and anticipated rapid business growth, driving the need for more production capacity and logistics efficiencies, according to a company statement. The updated facility will provide additional space for product storage and current logistics operations.
Around a year ago, the company opened a 140,000-square-foot distribution center in southern Floyd County, estimated to have a $6 million economic impact here
Southeastern Mills is a fourth-generation, family owned food company headquartered in Rome and founded in 1941. The company’s core strength is the development and manufacture of ingredient systems used to deliver texture and superior flavor in support of food service manufacturers and restaurants.