CORDELE, GA (WALB) - More than 100 new jobs are coming to Cordele.
The Cordele-Crisp County Industrial Development Council said the Indian River Transport company is building a new terminal.
The facility will be along I-75 at Exit 102.
The company is a privately owned food grade tank carrier providing transportation services throughout the U.S.
Officials said the trucking jobs will be high paying gigs and the trucking company expects to hire about 125 people.
“Truck drivers are in demand right now and those wages are going up. And so I suspect we’ll, we’ll have probably about a hundred truck drivers that’ll be living in a 45 mile radius of here and that certainly helps not only our community, but others around us,” said Grant Buckley, with the Cordele-Crisp Co. Industrial Development Council.
The terminal will have offices, truck bays, washout facilities and an asphalt pad.
Officials said construction should begin mid 2019.