The Home Depot Plans to Open 3 New Distribution Centers in Atlanta Area

Atlanta — The Home Depot® will open three new distribution centers in Georgia over the next 18 months to support the growing demand for flexible delivery and pickup options for professional and do-it-yourself (DIY) customers. The expansion is projected to bring approximately 1,000 additional jobs to the Atlanta area.

“Retail has changed more in the past 4 years than in our company’s 40-year history. Customers expect to shop whenever, wherever and however they want — whether they’re buying a hammer or a pallet of pavers,” says Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of supply chain development and delivery. “We’re investing to meet the changing delivery needs of our DIY and pro customers, whether they’re at home, at their job sites or picking up in the store.”

In 2017, the company launched a $1.2 billion investment to expand its distribution network with approximately 150 new supply chain facilities nationwide, with the goal of expanding the company’s existing same-day and next-day delivery options to 90% of the U.S. population. These facilities include a variety of formats to meet the unique needs of customers, from small parcel packages to big and bulky product.

The largest of the new Atlanta-area facilities is a 657,600-square-foot distribution center in Locust Grove that will focus on fast replenishment to stores in the Southeast. Initial hiring is underway for approximately 600 associates to fill a variety of roles when the operation opens in the next few months. Interested job seekers should visit www.careers.homedepot.com for an application or text JOBS to 52270 for a link to apply to local positions.

A new “flatbed delivery center,” set to open in Stonecrest in 2021, will offer same-day and next-day delivery of bulk and oversized orders. These new delivery services further The Home Depot’s capabilities to serve pro customers by delivering large, oversized orders and materials directly to a pro’s job site, when and where they need it. Earlier this year, the company opened its first flatbed delivery center in Dallas to increase the accessibility and reliability of deliveries in that market.

The company also plans to open an order fulfillment operation in East Point in late 2021. This facility will offer same-day and next-day delivery of the most popular products primarily ordered by institutional business customers for their maintenance, repair and operations needs.

Atlanta-based The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,293 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.

 

SOURCE: The Home Depot

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