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Valdosta, Georgia – The Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority (VLCDA) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, February 20 to celebrate Fussell Tire & Service Tire Pros’ new commercial logistics/distribution maintenance service/support facility in Westside Business Park. The project represents a $2 million investment, will retain 6 jobs and create 10 new jobs.

“Lowndes County is proud of our locally-owned businesses and we are pleased that the Development Authority was able to capitalize on an opportunity for a local business to expand its current services to a large logistics/distribution industry audience.” said Lowndes County Commission Chairman Bill Slaughter. “Having Fussell Tire located conveniently in Westside Business Park will be an advantage and attraction to other industry prospects looking to locate in this park and other parks nearby.”

The over 18,000 square-foot facility was completed in January 2015, will focus on the rapid growth of Fussell Tire’s medium commercial logistics/distribution business and provide retail customers with tires, routines maintenance services and items routinely sold in repair facility such as brakes, suspension parts and engine components. Fussell Tire will also handle complete engine replacement/rebuilds, tire/wheel mounting/rotation/balancing of all sizes and compressed natural gas conversion and repair services.

The rapid growth of the logistics-enabled industry whose core consists of companies that provide regional logistics/distribution services (i.e. trucking, rail, software, etc.) and those that consume them (i.e. manufacturers, wholesalers, distribution centers, etc.) has created a strong demand for the value-added maintenance support services provided by Fussell Tire & Service Tire Pros. Valdosta-Lowndes County’s 43 logistics/distribution companies provide more than 1,000 jobs in Lowndes County and generates $175,797,000 in annual sales.

Fussell Tire & Service Tire Pros will host a Grand Opening Celebration Friday, March 6 at the new location, 1775 Westside Way in Westside Business Park located off of St. Augustine Road South.About

Fussell Tire & Service

Valdosta- based Fussell Tire & Service was established in 2013. The company provides valued added maintenance services/support to commercial logistics/distribution companies and retail customers at competitive prices.

About Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority

The Development Authority is an organization that oversees industrial and economic development in Valdosta and Lowndes County. In 1960 the Authority was formed as an amendment to the Georgia State Constitution. The mission of the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority is to create an environment to attract new industry and promote the growth of existing industry to drive job creation and capital investment. 


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