Florida governor Rick Scott, Walmart officials and community leaders have attended the grand opening of a new Walmart e-commerce fulfillment center in Davenport, FL.
The 50-acre fulfillment center campus, located near the intersection of I-4 and Highway 27 in Polk County, features two buildings spanning a total of more than 2.2 million square feet. The facility employs more than 550 recently hired associates and plans call for hiring at least 1,000 more associates over the next year.
“This campus is just the latest example of Walmart’s commitment to offering customers fast shipping on items they need every day,” said Nate Faust, svp/Walmart U.S. e-commerce supply chain. “We’re excited not only about the economic impact our facility has had, and will continue to have, in the community, but also how it will help us empower our customers to shop when and how they want.”