HD Supply to expand in Cobb

HD Supply, a distributor of heavy equipment, will expand its operations in Cobb County as part of a broader reshaping of its business.

Joe DeAngelo

Joe DeAngelo (CQ), CEO of HD Supply. HD Supply a spin-off of Home Depot specializing in heavy equipment and construction materials. AJC File

The company plans to add 500 workers in Cobb over the next five years as part of a new $100 million headquarters campus, according to a news release Thursday from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office. In January, the company approached the Development Authority of Cobb County for incentives for the project, according to a report at the time from the Marietta Daily Journal.

The new headquarters facility is part of a consolidation of HD Supply’s operations and will tie together the company’s existing field support units. The company currently employs 200 at its current headquarters near Cumberland Mall.

The jobs coming to Cobb include positions in supply chain management, information technology, finance, sales and operations, the release said.

“HD Supply is thrilled to deepen its commitment to and partnership with Cobb County and the state of Georgia,” HD Supply Chairman, President and CEO Joe DeAngelo said in the news release. “This strategic growth investment establishes our HD Supply Leadership Development Center, which will accelerate growth as we attract and develop talent, drive customer-centric partnerships and extend our One Team culture.”

HD Supply, a Fortune 500 company, is a former spin off of the Home Depot. The company distributes heavy duty, infrastructure, and specialty construction products and equipment.

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What this article fails to mention is the hundreds of long-time employees that are being laid off in order to support this consolidation plan. The associates in the soon-to-be-liquidated San Diego corporate office, which supports the Facilities Maintenance division, were given notice and many have already been let go. The loss of years of business specific knowledge is already having an impact.