"They've been a good neighbor to us for a long time," said Rohaley as he spoke about the city of Albany.
He said city government, as well as the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority have been great to the company.
Employees are happy the company is back in Albany too. During the rebuilding, some moved to a small facility down the road. Others hauled their work to a temporary facility more than an hour away.
"We've actually had 40 full-time hourly employees living in a hotel in Valdosta, Georgia for the past year," said Rohaley.
There is still work to be done before the distribution center is up to full speed, but sending out a full shipment of items this morning, and moving employees back in is the bright light at the end of a long tunnel.
"You could just see it on the faces of people," smiled Rohaley when he spoke about employees coming into the building. "They were just so happy to be home."
This distribution center is about half full.
In about six to eight weeks, Rohaley said the facility should be back to where it was early last January.
The Albany Coats & Clark location is the largest in the entire network.
Coats & Clark has both the distribution center and a manufacturing plant in Albany.
Coats & Clark is a global company based out of London. The company has sales and other offices in over 70 countries and manufacturing facilities in 50 countries.