Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Nordstrom to Open Fulfillment Center in Elizabethtown

Nordstrom, Inc. will open its third fulfillment center at Conewago Industrial Park on Zeager Rd. in Elizabethtown, PA. 

The 1.14 million-square-foot distribution building will be comprised of 672,000 square feet in addition to a 470,000-square-foot mezzanine. The project will break ground this month as weather allows, and is expected to deliver in mid-2015. Nordstrom said the center will create nearly 400 full-time jobs in the area in the first three years, and may ramp up to 700 full-time jobs plus additional seasonal employees as the business grows. 

"Today's announcement continues Pennsylvania's steady economic progress with another company expanding and more jobs for our citizens," said Governor Tom Corbett. "It's a testament to why Pennsylvania is built to advance - our keystone location, our talented and hardworking people - all contributed to Nordstrom bringing hundreds of new jobs to Lancaster County." 

The new fulfillment center will enable faster delivery for and catalog orders from customers on the East Coast. The company's other two centers are located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and San Bernardino, Calif. 

"Speed of delivery is simply just part of our customers' expectations of what good service means today," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom Direct. "This is an ideal location to add to our fulfillment capabilities and improve the delivery experience for our customers. E-commerce is the fastest growing area of our business and this is another example of how we're investing in people and capabilities to help us support this growth and responding to our customers' changing definition of service." 

Martin and William Murray own the Conewago Industrial Park, offering a wide range of distribution and light industrial facilities with access to air, rail and interstate highway systems. H&M Company will construct the build-to-suit property on 92 acres on Lot #4 in the park, located in the Lancaster County Industrial submarket of Philadelphia.

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