A published report says a massive Walmart fulfillment center in South Jersey will close next month as the company moves its operations to a neighboring state.

Walmart Fulfillment Center in Pedricktown, NJ, Closing

Employees at the giant facility off of Exit 7 on Interstate 295 in Pedrickstown, Salem County, were told the news earlier this month.

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Interstate 295 Exit 7 for Pedricktown NJ - Photo: Google Maps

This closure comes as the nation's largest retailer is set to open a new, state-of-the-art 1.5 million-square-foot facility in Greencastle, PA, about 25 miles west of the Gettysburg area.

ROI-NJ.com reports the company hopes as many employees in Pedricktown will move to the new building as possible, offering them a $7,500 bonus and relocation reimbursement.

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Walmart in Lanoka Harbor NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Walmart in Lanoka Harbor NJ - Photo: Google Maps

About 200 employees at the Walmart facility in Salem County were terminated in March 2023 as the company reduced its weeknight and weekend operations.

A Walmart spokesperson told the publication,

To deliver packages to customers with greater speed, we are relocating operations from our traditional fulfillment center located at 2 Gateway Blvd. in Pedricktown, New Jersey, to our brand-new next generation fulfillment center in Greencastle.

Walmart plans to open three more state-of-the-art fulfillment centers in Illinois, Texas, and Indiana in the coming months.

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