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Walmart Plans Upgrades Cullman, Alabama, Regional Distribution Hub

Walmart plans to add high-tech robotics and automation technologies to its regional distribution center in Cullman, Alabama. The company is expected to invest $350 million.

The upgrades will double the hub's shipments and is part of a broader initiative that will modernize all 42 of Walmart’s regional distribution centers, according to company officials.

“Walmart’s Cullman distribution center has been a pillar in our community for the last 40 years,” said Ken Caviness, general manager of the Cullman distribution center. “Adding robotics, automation and AI-powered software systems to this facility will revolutionize an already impressive operation, fundamentally changing the way we distribute products to stores. This isn’t just an investment in our facility, but also in our associates, our community and our future.”

“Walmart’s distribution center has been a landmark enterprise in Cullman for four decades, and it’s great to see the company make a significant investment to ensure that this facility will have a long future in the community,” noted Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.“By upgrading a facility that serves as a major employer in Cullman, Walmart is demonstrating a strong commitment to its workers and to the region that has supported it since 1983.”

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