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In Bibb County, after more than a year of construction, the Tractor Supply Company distribution center is now open.

The high-tech facility is located in the I-75 industrial park next to the formerSara Lee Distribution Center, now called Hillshire Brands.

Four stories tall and close to 700,000 square feet, Vice President of Distribution Bob Churchill says this center will be a hub for Tractor Supply's expansion in the southeast and abroad.

"From a location standpoint, being near the port of Savannah, being able to leverage the import center was key," says Churchill.

Churchill says at full staff, the center will employ 300 people. About 260 are already working.

Tractor Supply has 1,100 stores nationwide and 40 in Georgia.