Lowe’s plans to invest $5 million to repair and expand a flatbed distribution center in Thomasville, N.C., that was damaged by a November tornado, according to an article in The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Journal.
The construction of two new buildings and repair of three existing buildings should be completed by November, according to the project manager. Lowe's millwork facility, located on the same site, was not damaged by the Nov. 17 tornado.
The new distribution complex will continue to take bulky products such as insulation board, ladders and lumber by rail and transfer them to flatbed trailers for delivery to 160 Lowe’s stores in the Southeast, a company spokeswoman told the newspaper.
Lowe’s operated out of a temporary space after the tornado, which killed two people and caused major damage to the community.