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Walmart Officially Opens Mobile, Alabama, Distribution Hub

08/17/2018
Walmart officially opened its $135 million distribution center in Mobile, Alabama. The facility will create 750 jobs and strengthen the retailer’s supply chain network.

The Arkansas-based retailer’s 2.6 million-square-foot facility will supply several regional distribution centers that support approximately 700 Walmart stores in Alabama, Mississippi and beyond. The Mobile facility currently employs 575 full-time workers, with plans calling for a total of 750 once it’s fully operational.

“We are excited about how this facility will help us better serve our customers across the South and beyond, while creating a positive economic impact locally through job creation and future development,” said Jeff Breazeale, Walmart Vice President, Direct Import Logistics.

“We are grateful to the State of Alabama, Mobile County, the City of Mobile, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and the Alabama State Port Authority for the warm welcome we have received here, and we look forward to a strong partnership with the community for years to come,” he added.

“Walmart proves to be a great corporate partner to the state of Alabama, year after year, by investing in its stores, its employees and the surrounding community,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “Their commitment cannot be better proven than by the opening of this new distribution center, which, when fully operational, will provide approximately 750 quality jobs in the Mobile area.

“We are grateful to Walmart for supporting the economic health of the Port City, and for the large role they play in propelling our great state forward,” she said.

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