New Tifton roofing distributor holds grand opening
TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) — SRS Distribution, a roofing materials distributor, had its grand opening Thursday.
Branch managers said they decided to open a Tifton location because of the traffic passing through I-75.
They used the grand opening to announce their name, but still donated to charity as well.
Demitry Lipinsky is a Minnesota YouTube content creator. There he assesses many different roofing materials. He made a trip to Tifton to talk to several suppliers about shortages caused by the pandemic.
“The shortage is definitely the biggest challenge labor and materials and something like that, a local hub definitely makes a difference. It’s part of today’s conversation, by the way,” Lipinsky said.
SRS Marketing Director David Warren explained in a simple way how things work.
“It’s very similar to Target or Walmart or whatever. They buy from a lot of different people, but the customer only has to go to one place,” says Warren.
SRS distribution is located in 44 different states.
Branch Manager Jason Cobb said it was a good idea to come to Tifton.
“Basically all roads lead to Tifton in South Georgia so I felt it was a really good location for us,” said Cobb.
The company invited many of its suppliers to the grand opening. One of those suppliers is raising money for local non-profit organizations.
“They’re giving away a shotgun today and so we’ve decided to offer a $5 lottery ticket for the shotgun and we’re going to donate to the Flint River habitat as well as the local humane society,” Cobb said.
Warren said giving back is part of their mission.
“We have a national foundation called ‘Raise the Roof’. We are currently supporting families in natural disasters and veterans,” he said.
Lipinsky thinks this new addition will help the roofer’s offerings.
“Suppliers are opening new warehouses to fix the problem because the demand is huge, we need products and this is the solution,” Lipinsky said.
They are open on weekdays from 7am – 4:30pm.
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