A transport company that will support operations at the $2.3 billion Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA plant is locating in Athens, with plans to hire an estimated 100 workers, officials said.
KC Logistics approached the city of Athens earlier this month with an offer to buy property in Breeding Industrial Park south of U.S. 72 to build a logistics center. The Athens City Council on Monday night approved the sale of 12.65 acres on Durham Drive to the Carleton, Michigan-based company for $250,000. The site is next to Intech, formerly Turner Medical.
The company expects to hire about 100 employees, including drivers, mechanics and technical support personnel, and invest more than $12 million on a new building, tractors and trailers, said the company's chief financial officer Joseph G. Smith, in a letter to Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks. KC Logistics wants to set up a temporary office trailer on the site to begin hiring employees.