Monday, December 30, 2019

Chewy to Bring 1,000 New Jobs, 1M SF Fulfillment Center to Northeastern PA

by John Jordan
State officials announced earlier this week that the growing online pet merchandise company Chewy will be expanding its operations in Lackawanna County that will create at least 1,000 new jobs in the state.

The firm, which is co-headquartered in Dania Beach, FL and Boston, has committed to spend approximately $35 million in its expansion in Lackawanna County with a 1-million-square-foot build to suit location in Archbald Borough.
The new fulfillment center will be Chewy’s third Pennsylvania location. The company maintains customer service centers in Hollywood, FL and Dallas; pharmacy operations in Louisville, KY and nine fulfillment centers across the country

Chewy will be located in a facility in the Valley View Business Park, a mixed-use business park, part of a 1,300-acre development project, developed by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, using several funding sources, including support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through various loan and grant programs.

Chewy received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the project. The proposal includes a $582,000 workforce development grant. In addition to the 1,000 new jobs, the company has committed to retain 2,401 existing jobs throughout the state over the next three years.

“We’re thrilled to continue our growth in Pennsylvania with the opening of Chewy’s third fulfillment center in the state and tenth in the country,” said Pete Krilles, VP, corporate real estate and facilities for Chewy. “The launch of this new location will create 1,000 new, full-time jobs, deepening our economic investment in the northeast Pennsylvania region. In addition, it will further extend our delivery network across the Northeast and Midwest, enhancing the customer experience by providing even faster order delivery times.”

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