Home Depot has opened the largest of its three new fulfillment centers to support its growing ecommerce business, which represents about 5% of the company’s sales or $4.16 billion for fiscal 2015. The massive 1.6 million square foot facility is in Troy Township, OH and will eventually employ 500.
Last year, the company opened online fulfillment centers in Locust Grove, GA, outside Atlanta, and in Perris, CA. Combined, they enable Home Depot to deliver 90% of its online orders in two business days or less via ground service.
Separately, Home Depot will open a technology center in Marietta, GA next month, which will employ 1,000 IT associates, eventually adding 500 more positions. And in November, it will open its third online customer care center in Tempe, AZ, adding 800 jobs there. Its other centers are in Kennesaw, GA, outside Atlanta, and Ogden, UT, near Salt Lake City; both opened in 2012.
“These investments are advancing our interconnected retail strategy, which allows our customers to engage with Home Depot however they choose,” said Craig Menear, Chairman, CEO and President of Home Depot in a statement. “We’re also pleased to contribute to the economic growth of these communities.”