By STAFF REPORTS

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced Tuesday that Feit Electric, a leading smart home and energy-efficient lighting brand, will invest more than $25 million in opening a distribution center in Henry County.

This will mark the company’s first distribution center on the East Coast of the U.S. and create 120 jobs in McDonough.

“I’m grateful to Feit Electric for their commitment to invest in Georgia and create jobs for the hardworking Georgians of Henry County,” said Governor Kemp. “From our ports system to our trained workforce, Georgia is the premier place to do business, especially for companies with rapidly growing distribution needs.”

For more than 40 years, Feit Electric has been a leading lighting and smart home brand that sells to major retailers including Georgia-based The Home Depot, and Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Costco, and Menards.

An early pioneer in energy-efficient lighting, Feit Electric was one of the first to bring compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and LED technologies to market. With customers all over the world, the company plans to utilize Georgia’s extensive port system and ship 5,000 TEUs through the Port of Savannah annually.

“Continuing to invest in our supply chain and distribution capabilities is required to support our expanding smart home and LED lighting business,” said Feit President Alan Feit. “We will be bringing inventory through the Port of Savannah and selected the location based on proximity to the Port of Savannah and convenience to metro Atlanta. Establishing a new distribution presence helps us support the growing demand for flexible customer delivery options in this dynamic retail market.”