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Walmart Opens Fulfillment Center In McCordsville, IN


Walmart employees were joined by local elected officials and community members June 15  to celebrate the grand opening of a new 2.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center at 5259 W 500 N. in McCordsville, Indiana.

Located 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, this facility is Walmart’s largest fulfillment center to date and will enable the retailer to fulfill more orders quickly. Plans for the center were first announced last year by the retailer.

“Indiana is proud to welcome this next generation Walmart fulfillment center, which represents a significant investment in our industry and our people,” Ann Lathrop, chief strategy officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, said in a statement.

 “Walmart has long been a good corporate partner in Indiana, and we’re excited to see their commitment grow in Hancock County.”

Increased order capacity, faster shipping speeds

The McCordsville fulfillment center is the second of four facilities to achieve faster shipping and delivery, while increasing Walmart.com order fulfillment capacity.

The space is designed to expand access to the retailer’s next- or two-day shipping. Combined with the rest of Walmart’s fulfillment network, these FCs will enable the retailer to reach 95 percent of the U.S. population with the service. Walmart Fulfillment Services, Walmart’s end-to-end third-party fulfillment service, will also use the space for marketplace items.

“The McCordsville grand opening marks a major milestone in our supply chain modernization journey,” said Karisa Sprague, SVP of fulfillment network operations for Walmart U.S. 

“With more customers shopping online, we’re leveraging state-of-the-art technology to increase speed of delivery all while creating tech-empowered career opportunities for our associates.”

New career opportunities

Additional benefits of this technology include new career pathways for employees. The McCordsville FC will be home to more than 1,000 Walmart associates.

“I’m pleased that nearly half of the associates in our McCordsville fulfillment center are continuing their career with us here after having worked in our Plainfield facility,” said Geoffrey Appleby, general manager of the McCordsville location. 

“And I’m excited to welcome new team members from the area. Together, we’ll focus on the community and our customers.”

Full-time positions qualify for Walmart’s total rewards and benefits plans, including medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off, stock purchase plan and access to a tuition-paid college degree through Walmart’s Live Better U.

Continued investment in Indiana community

Walmart commemorated the grand opening with $5,000 donations to two local organizations – Riley Children’s Foundation and Mt. Vernon Education Foundation.

In fiscal year 2022, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $48.8 million in cash and in-kind donations to nonprofits in Indiana. Walmart serves Indiana customers at 127 retail units and online.

“Riley Children’s Foundation is grateful to partner with Walmart and to accept this donation that helps us ensure every child receives quality healthcare at Riley,” said Alane Helmer, assistant VP, corporate and foundation giving.

“Partnerships like this are so important as they fuel our mission to inspire people to invest in pediatric research, care and programs that support the physical and mental health of kids.”

The retailer employs over 43,000 associates in Indiana and supports local business across the state, spending $1.1 billion with Hoosier suppliers in fiscal year 2023 and supporting 33,373 Hoosier supplier jobs.

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