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Walmart set to open Pennsylvania consolidation center, adding 1,000 jobs

Located in Lebanon, Penn., Walmart is opening an automated consolidation center with the hopes of employing 1,000 people once it opens in late August.

VP of innovation and automation David Guggina told Freight Waves, “Walmart is creating the future of the supply chain — a modern system that pairs the latest in software and automation technologies, with a highly trained and specialized workforce of Walmart associates — to disrupt the industry as we know it… At [the Lebanon] facility, we’re implementing the technologies Walmart will continue to roll out throughout our supply chain network.”

This is the second automated consolidation center Walmart has opened, with the first one being in Colton, California. Both of these facilities receive general merchandise that is then consolidated into larger loads to be dispatched to regional logistics centers. They then are sorted for distribution to their respective stores. Click here for more information!