The Home Depot will open two new distribution centers in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, over the next 12 months to support the growing demand for flexible customer delivery options.
The expansion is projected to bring more than 400 jobs to the tri-state area, including full- and part-time positions. The company currently operates six distribution centers across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
“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, vp/supply chain development. “Ongoing investments to our supply chain network help us deliver on our Pro and DIY customers’ changing expectations.”
The newest facility is a 333,000 square-foot flatbed delivery center in Perth Amboy that will offer same-day and next-day flatbed delivery of bulk and oversized orders to customers and stores in the tri-state market. In addition, The Home Depot plans to open an order fulfillment center in Perth Amboy in 2021, which will offer both DIY and Pro customers same-day and next-day delivery.
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, New York, in 2021.