Office Depot to Close DC in NJ

Office Depot plans to shutter its distribution center in Westampton, NJ, according to company spokesperson Melissa Perlman. About 135 employees currently work at the office supplies marketer’s facility.

Office Depot will transition its Westampton operations to its Newville, PA, facility. The bulk of Westampton’s employees will leave the DC by the end of May while the final group of associates will work until June 18, Perlman says.

“We currently have 21 associates planning to move to the Newville location,” she says. “For those associates unable to find a position within the company, we are committed to providing them severance and outplacement according to our standard procedures.”

The new 600,000-sq.-ft. facility in Newville has already opened and will eventually employ 250 workers. Perlman says the Westampton operation included two buildings, totaling 272,000 sq. ft.

Earlier this year, Office Depot moved operations from the Mountain Top, PA, to Newville, PA. Perlman says the new building will serve both Office Depot’s retail store locations as well as its b-to-b customers from the company’s Business Solutions Division.

Office Depot this past year conducted a real estate review of certain buildings in the Northeast market with lease obligations scheduled to expire in the near future, Perlman says.

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