Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland, Fla., announced plans to build a refrigerated distribution center in Greensboro, N.C., by the end of 2022. Publix will invest up to $300 million in the first phase of the multi-phase project, which is expected to create up to 1,000 jobs by 2025.

This distribution center will support the delivery of grocery products to Publix locations in the Carolinas and Virginia.

“As a proud community supporter, Publix is excited to create hundreds of new employment opportunities and to help provide for greater economic prosperity in Guilford County,” says Todd Jones, president and CEO. “We appreciate the hard work of Governor Cooper and all those involved in making this distribution center possible.”

Publix will add a variety of job functions with this project, including positions in the administrative and maintenance departments as well as the refrigerated warehouse.