Burris Logistics to open new location

By Monroe Roark
Times Correspondent

A Delaware company has purchased 55 acres of land in McDonough and plans to build a 250,000-square-foot facility on that property, the Henry County Development Authority announced last week.

Representatives from Burris Logistics recently held a ground breaking at the site of their new facility. Special photo

The site at 350 King Mill Road was acquired by Burris Logistics and will eventually contain a public refrigerated warehouse with 28,000 pallet positions and an attached office on the property, according to a statement. More than 75 local jobs will be created in the first phase of the development when construction is completed in January of 2018.

Burris Logistics is “a nationally-recognized industry leader in temperature-controlled logistical solutions,” according to HCDA officials, and is expanding its distribution network. “The Georgia warehouse will allow the company to further enhance a growing network of refrigerated warehouses, strengthening customer service,” the report stated.

It was established in 1925 and is a fifth-generation, family owned company providing services to customers through four operating divisions: Burris Custom Retail Distribution, Burris PRW Plus (Public Refrigerated Warehousing), Burris Freight Management and Honor Foods (a redistribution of frozen, refrigerated and dry food service products).

“Burris continues to evolve to meet the needs of our current and potential clients,” said company CEO Donnie Burris. “Our expansion into the Greater Atlanta region highlights the growth, popularity and diversification we are experiencing throughout our entire operation. We are selected for our commitment to service, leading-­edge technology and solid core values. We welcome new and expanded relationships.”