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New RESA warehouse opens

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of a new cooperative purchasing warehouse for Griffin Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA) was held on Friday, February 19. Griffin RESA provides cooperative purchasing services, along with many other services, to the eight school systems of the agency's network: Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Spalding, and Upson.

By making purchases in volume collectively for these systems, Griffin RESA is able to buy consumable instructional supplies, instructional equipment, and maintenance supplies at a savings for its member institutions.

With the opening of the new warehouse, Griffin RESA will be able to operate its cooperative purchasing division with increased efficiency. The new facility consists of 18,000 square feet of storage space and will enable the agency to supply a greater inventory, reducing the need for back orders and multiple delivery trips.

The new warehouse will decrease the operational costs of the agency's supply distribution operations. The planning and construction of this project was a cooperative effort between Griffin RESA, the Griffin-Spalding Development Authority, and the eight school systems.