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Walmart Expands Footprint With New Distribution Center; Mike Gray and Karisa Sprague Share

Walmart Expands Footprint With New Distribution Center; Mike Gray and Karisa Sprague Share



BAYTOWN, TX - Walmart is taking its expansion plans up a notch, significantly bolstering its footprint in Texas with a strategic new facility. This time around, the retail chain has introduced a new 1,000,000-square-foot distribution center to its supply chain campus in Baytown, Texas.

“Walmart is excited to expand our Baytown campus and another step in Walmart’s continued investment in the state,” said Mike Gray, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations. “The Baytown campus and our other regional facilities continue to bring exciting new career opportunities within Walmart’s modern supply chain to hundreds of residents of the Houston area—all while helping us provide our local customers their everyday necessities with more variety and efficiency than ever before.”

Walmart has introduced a new 1,000,000-square-foot distribution center to its supply chain campus in Baytown, Texas

The new facility marks the fourth in Baytown and is set to open in the fall of 2022. With the introduction of this cutting-edge distribution center, the retailer brings the overall square footage of its Baytown campus to over 5,000,000 square feet and will create an additional 300 full-time jobs.

The Baytown campus is currently hiring full-time positions, including specialized roles and leadership positions, according to a press release.

Karisa Sprague, Senior Vice President, U.S. Supply Chain People, Walmart“A highly skilled labor pool in the Houston area, and Texas more broadly, makes Baytown a prime destination for Walmart to continue expanding our supply chain network,” said Karisa Sprague, Senior Vice President, U.S. Supply Chain People. “We’re excited to continue to work with the community and government officials to bring new career opportunities to Southeast Texas.”

Walmart currently operates 593 retail stores and 19 distribution centers and employs over 185,000 associates in Texas.

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