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Oxford Invests Over $130 Million in Toombs County

Oxford Invests Over $130 Million in Toombs County Oxford Invests Over $130 Million in Toombs County

Courtesy of the Toombs County Development Authority

Toombs County Development Authority Chairman Tim Truxel has announced that Oxford Industries is planning to invest over $130 million in a new facility within Toombs County. This new facility is the first phase in the company’s plan to expand their business, as they will construct a new state-ofthe- art, large-scale distribution facility on an almost-50 acre site at the new Toombs County Corporate Center on U.S. Hwy 1 in Lyons. Current employees in the Toombs continued from page

County facility will relocate to the new site, and an additional 60 jobs are expected to be created through this expansion. The new facility is planned to support significant distribution and fulfillment capabilities for all of Oxford’s brands while accommodating additional capacity for future expansion opportunities.

“We are thrilled Oxford Industries, Inc., chose Toombs County for this milestone business venture,” remarked Truxel. “The Company has been an outstanding corporate citizen in Toombs County since the 1940’s, supporting our local schools, families, and tax base. When they succeed, the entire community succeeds.”

Oxford is an international apparel design, sourcing, and marketing company that features a diverse portfolio of powerful lifestyle brands, over 300 company-owned retail stores, and a strong ecommerce business. Some of the brands which the business is best known for include Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, and Johnny Was. The company also has a complementary wholesale business through better department and specialty stores.

“We are pleased to be making the largest capital investment in our company’s history in Toombs County,” said Oxford Chairman and CEO, Tom Chubb. “Oxford has operated in Toombs County for nearly 80 years. We have a wonderful workforce that will be the backbone of our new operation, and we will continue to add additional jobs here.”

Mark Kirby, Oxford’s Senior Vice President-Operations added, “Toombs County has been a great place for Oxford for many years. This expanded facility, with convenient access to Southeastern U.S. ports, will increase our output capacity from 7 million units a year to more than 20 million units a year with enhanced delivery speeds to service our customers. We are excited to make this large investment here and to provide opportunities for the great workforce we already have as we continue to shift business into Toombs County.”

“This project is a great fit for our community,” said Toombs County Commission Chair David Sikes. “We are grateful for Oxford’s continued commitment to Toombs County.”

Lyons Mayor Willis D. NeSmith, Jr., expressed his excitement about the project. “It is a testament to our community when industries decide to stay and grow with us. It reinforces the well-known fact that Toombs County fosters success.”

“Congratulations to the people of Toombs County and Oxford Industries on this exciting announcement,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “Companies like Oxford can reach markets all across the country and world because of our reliable infrastructure network while creating opportunities for communities like Lyons to prosper. We’re thankful for the further growth they’re bringing to this part of our state.”

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