MAY 7, 2019
BY BAKER & TAYLOR
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 7, 2019 - Baker & Taylor, a leading provider of books and services to public libraries nationwide, today announced an expansion of operations at its distribution facility in Commerce, Georgia.
Beginning immediately, Baker & Taylor will start hiring to fill 115 jobs, including additional shifts, at its 276,000 square foot service center located at 251 Mt. Olive Church Road. This expansion is a result of growth in Baker & Taylor's public library market. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company has serviced public library customers with books, materials and value-added services from its Commerce, facility since 1972.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development partnered with Baker & Taylor to support the company's expansion.
"Baker & Taylor has been a proud member of the Commerce, Georgia, business community for almost 50 years. We are thrilled to continue to grow our family of team members in the area. The exceptional service our Commerce-based team provides is well-regarded throughout the public library industry and is instrumental as we grow our business," noted Aman Kochar, Executive Vice President of Public Library Sales and Technology at Baker & Taylor.
Baker & Taylor supports 6,000 public library systems, representing 90 percent of all U.S. public libraries. The company has capacity to ship over 46 million units annually out of its Commerce center. The facility also houses Baker & Taylor's library customer support call center, inside sales and technical service teams.
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Baker & Taylor is a premier provider of books, digital content and technology solutions that help public libraries improve community outcomes through literacy and learning. Through its Publishers Services business, the company also provides sales, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution support to small and mid-size publishers. Baker & Taylor is part of Follett Corporation, a trusted global source of books, digital content and technologies that help inspire learning and shape education.