Floor & Decor has announced plans to expand its import distribution center in Savannah, Ga., with the construction of a new facility located at Morgan Business Center.

“We looked at other east coast opportunities, but the combination of the Georgia Port Authority, Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) and the local logistics and distribution services could not be better for Floor & Decor than here in Savannah," said Floor & Decor’s executive vice president, supply chain, Brian Robbins. "It’s just a great place to do business, especially when you look at the future investment being put into Savannah’s port and distribution business."

The expansion will include two phases with phase one being a new 1.4 million square-feet. According to the company, this expansion will include the creation of 64 new jobs and the retaining of the current 46 jobs. Phase one, which is a $50 million investment, is expected to be completed in 2017. Phase two will include an additional 1.1 million square feet that would be developed as early as 2019.

“Atlanta-based Floor & Decor has an established presence in Georgia, and we have witnessed significant growth from the company over the years,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “We look forward to working alongside our partners at the Savannah Economic Development Authority and the Georgia Ports Authority to support them through their expansion in Chatham County.”

For more information, visit flooranddecor.com.