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Harbor Freight begins construction on Tallahassee Hwy. next to Tractor Supply

Drivers on Tallahassee Highway may have noticed the recent construction happening next to Tractor Supply Company. The construction taking place will be the site of Harbor Freight, set to open this summer.

Craig Hoffman, Director of Corporate Communications and Content said he and his team felt like Bainbridge was the perfect location to open.

“We are so excited to become a part of the Bainbridge community,” Hoffman said. “While this will be our 39th store in Georgia, this will actually be our first location in Decatur County.”

Hoffman pointed out that residents in Decatur County are currently having to drive to Harbor Freight’s Tallahassee location, or 38 miles to their Thomasville or Marianna location, so the team feels this location will be much more convenient.

Hoffman said the store is always looking for great communities to be a part of, but the process of identifying and announcing a new location can take more than a year.

“We always look for exactly the right location- one that has good visibility, easy access and ample parking for our customers,” he said. “We also look for the right amount of space. One of our competitive advantages is that opposed to the big box retailers in our categories, we look for locations that are more manageable in size.”

Hoffman feels like the location at 1518 Tallahassee Highway does just that. He pointed out that this location will be approximately 15,000 square feet and will allow the store to carry the wide assortment of quality tools and equipment at low prices that have been the hallmark of the brand.

One of the other important factors in choosing a location is knowing there are a great pool of applicants to attract.

Hoffman said the new store will bring approximately 25-30 new jobs to the community and the store is hoping to hire locally.

“We pride ourselves as being the best place to work in retail, with highly competitive salaries, great benefits and the chance to advance in our growing company,” Hoffman said.

Hoffman pointed out that Harbor Freight has over 1,100 locations across the country so there is always the opportunity to grow.

He encourages anyone interested in applying to visit http://www.harborfreighjobs.com/retail and search Bainbridge, GA.