The Hershey Company Plans Fulfillment Center in Annville, Pennsylvania
The new will expand Hershey’s fulfillment and warehousing capabilities to serve the United States market and will support the company’s manufacturing plants and existing distribution center located in nearby Palmyra.
Hershey has identified a site for its fulfillment center in South Annville Township, Lebanon County. The center is expected to be completed and operational in late 2021. Hiring for the new facility will begin next spring.
“Consumers continue to gravitate to our iconic brands in increasing numbers, and as our business continues to grow, we need more advanced fulfillment capabilities here in our home state,” said Jason Reiman, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at The Hershey Company. “As we scale our production at our plants to serve consumer demand, we want to be ready to fulfill those needs with additional and flexible fulfillment capabilities.”
For this project, Hershey received a proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for $105,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits (JCTC) to be distributed upon the creation of the new, full-time jobs, and $28,000 in Louisiana workforce development training funding for new and incumbent workers. Hershey has committed to investing more than $178 million into the project and creating 270 new jobs within the next three years, 35 of which will be direct, full-time Hershey employees.
“The Hershey Company has a rich history here in the commonwealth, which will continue to grow with the construction of this new fulfillment center,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This project will continue the company’s efforts to provides stable, competitive and gainful employment in Pennsylvania.”
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