Monday, September 3, 2012

Southern Wholesale Co. -- A Building and Business Live On

From the Don Jackson Collection at the LLF Library.  No Date.
This business, on East Court Street at N. Railroad Avenue, lives on as McLane Southern.  For more information on that operation, see this link.

For those of you who don't care to click on the link, here is the first paragraph from the McLane site: 

"McLane Southern was formed in 1986 when McLane merged with Southern Wholesale in Brookhaven, Mississippi.  Since that time, it has grown to a 350,000 square foot grocery distribution center located on 20-plus acres and employing approximately 500 teammates.
"This division now has annual sales of over 1 billion dollars to more than 1,900 customers in a five-state area, which includes all of Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, along with parts of Tennessee and Missouri." (Emphasis mine.)

This building is now part of Brookhaven Outreach Ministries.  It received a much appreciated paint job earlier this year.  For more on that and other information regarding the location and the people who are keeping it humming, please see this link to a story in the Daily Leader. 

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