Valdosta - One of the nation's top food distribution companies wants to expand its facility in Valdosta.
The Institutional Jobbers plant in Tallahassee is closing and operations are being taken over by the one in Valdosta.
That will mean another 50 jobs for the Valdosta plant.
A statement from IJ Company says they felt Valdosta provided the best location for successful growth.
"I think we are better situated then Tallahassee. Sitting on Interstate 75 which splits the state of Florida directly in two, so if you have an Atlanta or South Florida market, we are the best location in the country," says Brad Lofton of the Lowndes County Industrial Authority.
They say Tallahassee employees will be get first dibs on the new Valdosta jobs and the opportunity to relocate to the community.