The Home Depot has opened its latest distribution center in Dallas, Texas.
Measuring in at 1.5 million square feet, the new center will fulfill online and store orders and is designed to meet customers’ delivery needs through multiple channels. This includes items delivered to customers’ homes or items picked up at local stores.
Additionally, the supply chain site manages customer delivery and installation of large appliances such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators ordered in stores or online.
From the final sale to the removal of old appliances, the operation offers an improved purchase and delivery experience for Home Depot customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the retailer said.
"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. "Our supply chain is the foundation for delivering on our Pro and DIY customers' changing expectations, which is why we're investing to offer same day and next day delivery to 90 percent of the U.S. population."
This facility is part of the company's $1.2 billion investment to expand its national distribution and delivery network. The Home Depot reported that the company's supply chain footprint in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will grow from 2.1 million square feet to 4.5 million square feet and will create approximately 1,500 new jobs by the end of this year.
The company currently operates 20 distribution centers Texas.
Last year, the company opened another delivery center at the new Dallas campus that delivers building materials and bulky products directly to DIY and Pro customers.
The new distribution center features a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell charging station for material handling equipment and includes more than six miles of mechanized lines and automation technologies that enable increased product flow.