Last updated on July 29th, 2015 at 12:11 pm
Walmart has opened one of two Walmart e-commerce centers in the Lehigh Valley section of Pennsylvania. The center is dedicated to filling online orders as part of company’s growing e-commerce business.
The new 1.2 million-s.f. facility in Bethlehem Center features state-of-the-art automation and warehousing systems and creates nearly 400 full-time jobs in the Lehigh Valley. About 200 additional jobs were created at the second Walmart fulfillment center in the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII. Walmart’s combined centers are expected to generate nearly 1,000 new jobs over the next few years.
“This Bethlehem facility is part of a dense, multi-faceted network that combines new buildings, existing fulfillment assets and our portfolio of stores to create thousands of points of distribution,” said Neil Ashe, CEO of Walmart Global eCommerce. “All of these elements working together enhance our ability to get more products to customers faster, at a lower cost and provide more choices for shoppers.”
The recent grand-opening celebration at the Bethlehem Center featured donations to local organizations, including a $31,000 check to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley as part of Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign. Through this initiative, more than $400,000 will be distributed to food banks throughout Pennsylvania this summer.