Walmart is preparing to build a new fulfillment center in Hancock County and create up to 1,000 new jobs by the end of 2025.
At 2.2 million sq. ft., the facility will be Walmart’s largest e-commerce fulfillment center in the U.S. The retailer will invest approximately $600 million to construct and equip its new facility on approximately 204 acres at 5300 W. 500 N., north of Mount Comfort and south of McCordsville.
The warehouse will provide additional online fulfillment capabilities for the company. The new, state-of-the-art facility will allow Walmart to expand its e-commerce operations for both its own online inventory and recently-announced third-party fulfillment, Walmart Fulfillment Services.
Construction is slated to begin this month, and the company expects to start fulfillment and distribution in the fall of 2022, reaching full operational capacity by spring of 2024.