Walmart Selects Iredell County as Site for New Distribution Center
A new one million square-foot facility will soon create more than 500 supply chain jobs in North Carolina’s Piedmont Region
Troutman, NC. – August 26, 2021 – Today, Walmart announced plans to build a new distribution center in Troutman, North Carolina. The announcement was the culmination of a strategic economic development effort supported by the mayor’s office, Iredell County officials, and will strengthen Walmart’s supply chain network while creating more than 500 full-time regional jobs.
The new facility will act as a high velocity fulfillment center that will support the retailer’s growing eCommerce business. The news comes following the company’s August 17, 2021 earnings announcement, which cited continued growth in eCommerce and expects continued momentum throughout the year and moving into the holidays. The eCommerce facility will have the opportunity to provide full-time positions and specialized roles for a significant part of the regional community, working closely with the Iredell County Economic Development Board on recruitment and hiring processes as well as the mayor’s office.
“As online shopping continues to become the norm, our customers rely on Walmart eCommerce to bring them everyday necessities ordered online in a quick, efficient manner, right to their doorstep,” said Jennifer Hritz, senior director of fulfillment, Walmart eCommerce. “These specialized high velocity fulfillment centers are critical to ensuring that our customers have what they need, when they need it. In order to do that it’s critical that we continue to expand our supply chain network and build a talent pipeline that will support those customers for years to come.”
“To be able to offer new, gainful employment to central North Carolina is a huge win for the Town of Troutman and this region,” said Mayor Teross Young, Troutman Mayor, Town Council. “We are so excited for the DC to be in our town and the economic opportunities and future growth of this area that is sure to stem from having Walmart’s high velocity fulfillment center in our community. We are excited to welcome Walmart and what this opportunity will mean for our area in terms of economic development.”
Wages for full-time hourly associates typically starting at $17.25 per hour (with bonus opportunities for associates to make an additional $2 an hour for peak only). Positions for the new facility will include Freight Handlers, Environmental Health and Safety, Power Equipment Operator, Administration and Clerical, Maintenance technicians, and other specialized roles.
Full-time positions qualify for Walmart’s total rewards and benefits plans, including medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, a quarterly incentive program and access to a free college degree. Candidates can search open positions and complete applications online at careers.walmart.com
*Editor’s note: The hiring events will not be open to media. Please contact the Walmart Media Relations Hotline at 1.800.331.0085 or visit news.walmart.com/reporter to coordinate interviews.
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