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Yarn Company Invests in Savannah Logistics

Lion Brand Yarn Company opened its new state-of-the-art, 314,000-square-foot distribution facility at 1008 Gateway Parkway, Rincon, Ga., on Wednesday with a Sept. 14 yarn-cutting ceremony.

Located in Broe Group’s Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub, Lion Brand Yarn’s new facility brings the park development to 1.3 million square feet, with an additional 1.125 million square feet under construction. To keep pace with sustained park demand and unprecedented growth at the Port of Savannah, a 790,000-square-foot and 335,000-square-foot buildings are in active development.

“We are excited to see this project come to fruition as Lion Brand enters the next chapter of an incredible journey and to be a part of the rapidly growing Savannah area distribution network,” Lion Brand Yarn president and CEO Chris Mills said. “This new, large, single facility, complete with state-of-the-art technology, better positions us to meet the increased demand for our products and to provide a more efficient product flow to our customers at a time where high customer fill rates and service levels are critically important.”

Lion Brand Yarn is a fifth-generation, family-owned knitting and craft yarn marketer. Lion Brand yarns are sold online and at craft chains, discount chains and independent shops across the U.S. More than 80 types of yarn, as well as tools and accessories, can be purchased on LionBrand.com.

“We are thankful that for nearly 145 years, our dedicated and talented Lion Brand teams and associates based in our multiple Northeast distribution centers have created comfort, connectivity, color and care for makers around the world,” said David Blumenthal, Lion Brand chairman. “And we are excited that this new state-of-the-art facility, with our team of experienced Northeast and new local associates, positions us to meet maker needs for the next 145 years.”

Sean Fitzsimmons, Broe Real Estate Group senior vice president, said the Savannah Gateway park’s multimodal transportation efficiencies and proximity to the Port of Savannah create the ideal environment for fast and efficient import and export operations.