Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, plans to open a new 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois.
The new facility, to be located on a 60 acre parcel of land along Renwick Road, will further strengthen the company’s distribution footprint in Illinois. The company plans to hire more than 250 full-time roles with peak employment eventually approaching 500 jobs. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring with a projected opening in mid 2022.
“Our new fulfillment center in Romeoville will enable us to further scale our excellent shopping experience to meet the needs of our rapidly growing customer base in the greater Chicago region and across the U.S.,” said Thomas Netzer, COO, Wayfair. “We are excited to join the Romeoville community and look forward to welcoming top talent from the region to join our world-class logistics team.”
In advance of this project, the Village of Romeoville partnered with the Illinois State Senate to secure funding for a road extension. As part of that plan, Pinnacle Drive will be connected from Airport Road to Renwick Road, which will give traffic an alternative to using Weber Road or Route 53. The extension is being funded by a grant from the Build Illinois Program. It will cover the new section of Pinnacle, acquisition of land for the road, and a signalized intersection at Pinnacle and Renwick.
“We’re pleased to welcome Wayfair’s new logistics hub to Illinois, an e-commerce distribution center that will bring shipping efficiencies to their customers all around the country while creating up to 500 jobs for the residents who call our state home,” said Dan Hynes, Deputy Governor of Illinois. “Once again, Illinois is a top choice for companies seeking to expand and innovate, thanks to our skilled talent, proximity to transportation, and resources found only here in our state. Today’s investments by Wayfair are a vote of confidence in Illinois, and we look forward to partnering with company officials, the Village of Romeoville, and other local leaders to maximize the full benefits of this project for the community.”