Home Depot eyes New Jersey supply chain expansion

To better serve its customer’s growing requirements, The Home Depot has big plans for supply chain expansion in the Northeast.

The company announced that it will open two new distribution centers in Perth Amboy, N.J. over the next 12 months. 

"Our customers have varying needs – from DIYers renovating a room in their home to professional contractors on job sites to institutional business customers overseeing maintenance and repair operations," said Kyle Dennis, vice president of supply chain development. "Ongoing investments to our supply chain network help us deliver on our Pro and DIY customers' changing expectations.”

The company currently operates six distribution centers across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. More than new 400 new jobs are expected to be created by the New Jersey centers, including full-time and part-time positions. 

The 333,000 square-foot Perth Amboy facility will be The Home Depot’s latest flatbed delivery center (FDC), offering same-day and next-day flatbed delivery of bulk and oversized orders to customers and stores in the Tri-state market. 

The Home Depot opened its first FDC in Dallas, Texas in February.

An order fulfillment center in Perth Amboy, scheduled to open in 2021, will offer both DIY and pro customers same-day and next-day delivery.

The new locations further The Home Depot's capability to serve its DIY and pro customers – enabling the company to deliver large, oversized orders and materials directly to a customer's home or job site, when and where they need it, the company said.

The Home Depot announced a $1.2 billion investment in its supply chain capabilities in 2017 and is in the process of building out its network with about 150 new facilities nationwide. This includes a variety of formats to meet the unique needs of different customers in the dynamically changing world of retail.

The company is also expanding appliance delivery options in New York and recently opened new delivery locations in Cheektowaga and Schenectady. Another appliance delivery operation is planned for Hicksville, N.Y. in 2021.