Excerpt from Franklin County Area Development’s publication, The Developer Volume 13 Issue 2
Walmart recently acknowledged that the 1.5 million square foot building under construction adjacent to Exit 3, I-81 in Greencastle will be their latest e-fulfillment center. The building footprint combined with its height will provide for nearly 3 million square feet of usable space.
According to David Guggina, Walmart Senior Vice President for Automation and Innovation, “These (fulfillment centers) will be the first of their kind for Walmart, using the powerful combination of people, robotics, and machine learning to set an entirely new precedent for us on the speed of fulfillment while continuing to create a positive work environment for our associates.” Combined with three other similar facilities around the Country.
Walmart will be able to reach 75% of the US population with next-or-two-day shipping. The Greencastle facility is expected to employ 1,000 people when fully operational. Further north at Exit 24, the 1,850,000 square foot building is completed, and Walmart has already started hiring the estimated 600 workers needed at this location.
Largest Logistics Employer
The Shippensburg center will serve as Walmart store distribution. When aggregating the Antrim Township and Southampton Township locations, Walmart will occupy more than 4 million square feet, making them the county’s largest logistics employer.