Lidl Celebrates Opening of New Regional Distribution Center in Cecil County, Maryland
ARLINGTON, VA - They say if you just put one foot in front of the other, soon you’ll reach the place you are headed to. Lidl recently took a definitive step forward, landing itself in Cecil County, Maryland. There, the company has formally opened its new 700,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art regional headquarters and distribution center. Lidl invested more than $100 million in the project, which will create more than 200 new full-time jobs.
“As we work hard to meet the surging needs of our customers during this critical time, we are thrilled to open our newest regional distribution center in Cecil County, Maryland,” said Johannes Fieber, CEO of Lidl US. “The facility will allow us to efficiently deliver our award-winning products to thousands of customers from Maryland to New York and support our expansion across the region. We thank Governor Hogan and local leaders for their tireless support leading up to today.”
Lidl US recently announced that employees enrolled in company insurance plans, including those at the new regional distribution center, will be offered medical benefits covering testing and treatment related to COVID-19 at no cost. According to a press release, Lidl US also provides medical benefits for all full- and part-time employees, regardless of the number of hours they work per week.
“Maryland is proud to support Lidl’s new regional distribution center, which will create 200 new jobs when they are needed the most and enable the company to more efficiently deliver their high-quality products throughout the region at a time when demand is at an all-time high,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “We also commend Lidl’s commitment to providing all employees with health insurance as well as COVID-19 testing and treatment, which is critical to fighting this global pandemic.”
The 700,000-square-foot facility will serve as the backbone of Lidl’s regional store network, quickly supplying products to stores in five states.
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