Home Depot Prepares for Major Growth in Northeast
Home Depot is opening two new distribution centers in New Jersey over the next 12 months to support growing demand for flexible customer delivery options in the Northeast.
One 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. These new locations further 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.
In addition, 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.
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.
The new initiatives come as the company works to leverage its $1.2 billion investment in supply chain operations, announced in 2017. Home Depot is also in the process of building out its network with about 150 new facilities nationwide. They include a variety of formats to meet the unique needs of different customers in the dynamically changing world of retail.
"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 of supply chain development. "Ongoing investments to our supply chain network help us deliver on our Pro and DIY customers' changing expectations."
Home Depot operates 2,295 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2019, The Home Depot had sales of $110.2 billion and earnings of $11.2 billion.