April 29, 2022
IMC Opens New Corporate HQ in Collierville
The Commercial Appeal
Officials from IMC Companies, the nation’s largest marine drayage company, and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee cut the white ribbon Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of IMC’s new corporate headquarters in Collierville.
“This is a great day at IMC,” said Mark George, chairman of the company. “It’s not just a building, it’s a 40-year celebration for our company.”
Under the morning sun, nearly 150 employees, families, friends and state and town officials gathered in front of the completed IMC headquarters, 1305 Schilling Blvd. West, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming the intermodal logistics company to Collierville.
George founded IMC Company, formerly headquartered in Memphis, in 1982 to provide services including marine drayage, expedited services, truck brokerage, warehousing and more.
In the fall of 2021, IMC announced its expansion to the town and completed the 75,000-square-foot corporate headquarters construction in early 2022. It is the first business in the Schilling Farms Water Tower District, Town Administrator James Lewellen said.
At Wednesday’s ceremony, George said the company hit $1 billion in sales cumulatively during its 40th anniversary, noting it is the second fastest-growing trucking company in the nation.
“Our building is wide open,” George said. “We are so happy to be here in Collierville.”
Those outside for the event shuffled into the three-story building for a look at the new headquarters with complimentary IMC items including a design-it-yourself T-shirt.
Lee compared IMC’s opening to Ford’s Blue Oval City project in Haywood County as a business set to help West Tennessee flourish with opportunities.
“If a state is going to prosper, it’s got to provide opportunity and security and freedom,” Lee said. “Opportunity comes when people like Mark and Melinda (George) make decisions 40 years ago to invest their capital and their future in this company and this state.”