The Home Depot: Supply Chain Expansion for Baltimore Region
The Home Depot continues to build new, innovative capabilities to provide faster delivery options for both Pro and DIY customers. The company has opened three new distribution centers in Sparrows Point, Maryland, to service stores and customers in the Baltimore region. The campus includes a facility that delivers appliances to stores and directly to customers; a flatbed delivery center that delivers oversized and bulk products like lumber, concrete, insulation or other oversized materials directly to DIYers and Pro job sites; as well as a recently opened facility to fulfill and ship online orders directly to customers.
“We’re focused on creating an easier and more convenient shopping experience for our customers’ home improvement needs, whether they shop in stores or online,” said Stephanie Smith, senior vice president of supply chain for The Home Depot. “By investing in our supply chain, we’ll continue to meet the changing expectations of our Pro and DIY customers, while offering same day and next day delivery to 90 percent of the U.S. population.”
The 1.5-million-square-foot campus will bring nearly 500 new full- and part-time jobs to Baltimore and sits in Sparrows Point’s revitalized Tradepoint Atlantic development. Watch as PBS NewsHour speaks to FDC general manager Phil Snyder about the flatbed delivery center’s unique capabilities.
In 2017, the company announced a $1.2 billion investment in its supply chain and is in the process of building out its network with about 150 new facilities nationwide. They include a variety of formats to meet the unique needs of different customers in the dynamically changing world of retail. Currently, The Home Depot operates five distribution centers across the state of Maryland, servicing 42 stores.
Hiring is ongoing across the country as the company’s supply chain expansion continues. Interested job seekers should visit careers.homedepot.com for a quick and easy application or text JOBS to 52270 for a link to apply to local positions.