Walmart Invests $41 Million in New Facility Center
FRANKFORT, KY - Walmart announced that it will invest $41 million in a new facility in Bullitt County. The facility will be dedicated to fulfilling online orders from Walmart and Walmart subsidiary Jet.com.
“This new facility will soon be serving even more Walmart.com and Jet.com customers with fast shipping in two-days or less, and we’re thrilled we found a home for it in Bullitt County,” said Nate Faust, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Walmart E-Commerce U.S. “We look forward to opening for business and to a long relationship with the people of Kentucky and Shepherdsville.”
According to a company press release, Walmart will lease a 720,000-square-foot building in the Velocity 65 trade center off of I-65. In addition to 400 full-time permanent workers, the facility will eventually employ several hundred temporary workers, including seasonal employees. Company leaders plan to open the center later this fall.
“We are excited to welcome Walmart and Jet.com’s distribution facility to Bullitt County and the commonwealth,” Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said. “This is a major new venture for the company that will bring significant investment and hundreds of jobs to the region. It is further confirmation that Kentucky is the established leader for logistics and distribution in the United States.”
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