The Home Depot opened a new distribution center this week in Locust Grove, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. So far, the company has hired and trained nearly 550 new associates to staff the new facility, which will support faster replenishment to keep stores throughout the Southeast continuously stocked with the most popular products.
This facility boasts many leading supply chain technologies and enhancements such as zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell charging, which is a sustainable and more efficient way to power material handling equipment, automated trailer check-in and wider conveyors to help the building move high volumes of products faster than ever before.
“Our ability to adapt and scale to this high-demand environment is a testament to both the investments we’ve made in the business, as well as our associates’ focus on our customers,” said Paul Larkin, vice president of supply chain distribution.
The new facility is a continuation of the company’s $1.2 billion investment in the company’s distribution and delivery network expansion to reach 90 percent of the U.S. population with same-day and next-day delivery options. It is one of three new facilities that will open in the Atlanta market over the next 14 months, which will eventually create over 700 new jobs.