Gov. Sonny Perdue will be in Jefferson Monday for the grand opening of Systemax, an electronics distribution center that brought 400 jobs to the area.
The grand opening ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the new Systemax location off of Hwy. 129 and Hog Mountain Road in Jefferson.
Systemax Inc. officials plan to eventually hire as many as 700 people at the distribution center at 235 Hog Mountain Road.
In addition to the distribution center, there is a 40,000 square foot retail center on the site. The company projects an estimated $20 million annually in sales.
Systemax Inc. is the parent company for TigerDirect.com, Comp USA and Circuit City, and is a retailer of personal computers, notebook computers, consumer electronics, computer-related accessories, technology supplies and industrial products.