The parent company of apparel brands Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Speedo plans to open a new distribution center in south Fulton County. SPECIAL to AJC from Calvin Klein.

Owner of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger to open south Fulton warehouse

The parent company of apparel brands Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Speedo plans to open a new distribution center in south Fulton County, where the company said Thursday it plans to hire 575 people.

PVH Corp. plans to open a new warehousing operation in Palmetto, about 25 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta. PVH also owns brands including Van Heusen, Izod, Arrow and Olga.

PVH operates a similar facility in McDonough, which will remain open, a news release from Gov. Brian Kemp’s office said. The release did not state when the new Palmetto facility will open.

The state of Georgia provided a grant of $750,000 to the project and tax incentives for newly created jobs could boost the incentives’ total well into the millions of dollars.

PVH will invest $77.6 million in equipment, land, the building and other expenses, according to a Development Authority of Fulton County fact sheet. Jobs at the distribution center, which had the code name “Project Wide Open,” will pay nearly $44,000 on average, the fact sheet said.

Georgia is a logistics hub for the Southeast and East Coast with its vast rail network, freeway system and global ports, including sea ports in Savannah and Brunswick, and the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta.

The news release said the Savannah port will remain PVH’s “top point of entry” for the company’s brands.

Georgia has seen a boom in warehouse development coinciding with the growth of e-commerce. Amazon, ASOS, Lindt, Tory Burch and Home Chef are among the brands that have announced large distribution hubs in Georgia in recent years.

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