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Sylvester NAPA distribution center to close

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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

An auto parts distribution center that has served much of Georgia for over 40 years, will close.

Officials confirmed that the NAPA Parts Center in the industrial park in Sylvester will shut down, by July 31st.

Company Spokesman Sid Jones said after careful consideration, they are moving the existing facilities to Atlanta, Birmingham, and Jacksonville.

Genuine Parts Company issued this statement Thursday-

Genuine Parts Company can confirm that after careful consideration, it is transferring its Sylvester, GA distribution center operations to existing facilities in Atlanta, Birmingham and Jacksonville.

This was a difficult decision, but is necessary to best serve our customers and optimize our distribution network.  The transfer in operations is underway today and we expect to complete this process by July 31, 2016.

We have communicated this change to our Sylvester workforce of approximately 40 employees and are working with each of those affected by the change to ensure we provide them with the appropriate resources to help them and their families through the transition. These include potential job opportunities in other Genuine Parts locations as well as on-site career transition services and assistance with the State Employment Center and local staffing companies.

We want to express our appreciation to each and every employee and all they have done for NAPA Sylvester. 

More information will be coming soon.

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