Southern Pipe and Supply is expanding and consolidating its Meridian distribution operations into one location that will house its central distribution center. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $25 million and will create 20 jobs while retaining 275.
Started over 80 years ago in Meridian, Southern Pipe and Supply provides trade professionals and homeowners with top brands in plumbing, heating, air conditioning, industrial, mechanical and waterworks supplies. The company is one of the industry’s largest privately held, independent wholesalers in the Southeast, with 121 locations in seven states and its main distribution hub in Meridian. Southern Pipe and Supply is moving from multiple locations totaling 375,000 square feet into a 464,000-square-foot facility that was the former Lowe’s distribution center. Additionally, Lauderdale County is providing 20 acres adjacent to the site.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for dirt work that needs to be completed at the 20-acre site. Lauderdale County is providing assistance with the project, as well.
Southern Pipe and Supply plans to begin operations at its new location this spring.