MDI Expanding Once Again In County

By Guy Lucas, Lenoir News Topic

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Caldwell County’s largest private employee is expanding again.

Merchants Distributors, Inc., a wholesale grocery distributor, is investing $5 million to add 50,000 square feet to its distribution center, which is in the Caldwell County portion of Hickory just south of the Granite Falls Wal-Mart.

According to Caldwell County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Deborah Murray, the expansion is expected to be completed in early 2017. She discussed the expansion plans at a meeting with the Caldwell EDC Board of Directors.

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