BWI bringing new jobs to Marion

MARION, Miss. (WTOK) - A new distribution center is opening its doors to provide supplies for anyone with a green thumb.

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation helped to cut the ribbon Wednesday for BWI Company's new 80,000 square foot facility in Marion. BWI is a Texas-based company that will sell lawn and garden products. Officials say 40 new local employees will manage the office on-site. BWI's co-president says he has high hopes for the area.

"it's going to be very successful here. We're going to be able to service the Mississippi market down into Louisiana and all over into Alabama, so this location here will operate a fleet of 18-wheelers and sales people and they'll be able to cover about a 300 mile radius," Robert Bunch says.

Construction on BWI is expected to be completed by the end of this year.