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Walmart building the Shippensburg distribution center

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Walmart recently announced that it is nearing completion of a more than 1.8 million square foot distribution center in Shippensburg.

The facility is expected to open in the spring of 2022.

Fulfillment centers store items that are picked, packaged and shipped directly to customers. The facility will support the company’s growing supply chain network and e-commerce capabilities as it prepares for growth. Walmart’s e-commerce grew 70% over the past two years, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.

The Shippensburg Distribution Center hires up to 600 permanent full-time positions.

“We are proud to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Shippensburg that will help provide our customers with increased access and faster shipping on millions of everyday low-cost items,” said Steve Miller, Vice senior president of Walmart US. president of supply chain operations, said. “In addition to faster shipping, our investment in Shippensburg will positively impact the community by providing even more employment opportunities to a growing local economy.

In Pennsylvania, Walmart operates seven fulfillment centers, 160 retail stores and employs more than 60,000 associates. In fiscal year 2021, Walmart spent more than $12 billion with Pennsylvania suppliers and supported more than 155,000 Pennsylvania supplier jobs.