A new facility promises faster delivery, with zero-emission fuel cell charging stations.
Baltimore's Tradepoint Atlantic logistics center.
The Home Depot supply chain build-out continues, with the latest expansion taking place in a massive, specialized logistics center called Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore, Md.
The home improvement giant has added to its existing distribution facility at Tradepoint Atlantic with a new 812,000 sq. ft. building, boosting its presence at the former Baltimore shipyard to some 1.5 million square feet.
"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 – getting us closer to our goal of offering same day and next day delivery to 90% of the U.S. population."
The newly opened facility is an 812,000-square-foot building that extends the aisles of the stores by offering fulfillment for online orders, providing a broader range of products directly to customers. It features a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell charging station that offers a sustainable and more efficient way to power material handling equipment.
A year ago, Home Depot opened a 698,000-square-foot facility that serves Pro customers, as well as DIYers, with oversized and bulk flatbed delivery directly to their job sites – whether that's a bunk of lumber, pallet of pavers, or other oversized materials – as well as a delivery location that expands The Home Depot's appliance delivery to customers in the Baltimore area.
Home Depot’s Baltimore investments stem from a 2017 plan to invest $1.2 billion in its supply chain. The company says it is still in the process of building out its network with about 150 new facilities nationwide.
The company says its Baltimore development is bringing 500 new full- and part-time jobs to Baltimore.