Walmart Opens Its Largest-Ever Fulfillment Center

This facility is one of four announced by the retailer in June 2022.

McCordsville Fulfillment Center. Image courtesy of Walmart

McCordsville Fulfillment Center. Image courtesy of Walmart

Walmart has completed a 2.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center in McCordsville, Ind. The property is the largest of its kind for Walmart and will expand access to the retailer’s next- or two-day shipping.

Walmart first announced plans for the distribution center in June 2022, along with three other high-tech facilities. The company picked the Indiana location back in 2020 and sought tax abatements for investments totaling more than $600 million.

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The center features technology that will increase the speed of delivery. According to prepared remarks from Walmart Senior Vice President David Guggina, this will be possible through the use of an automated storage system and a five-step process which has the potential to double the storage capacity and the number of customers in one day. Walmart Fulfillment Services will also leverage the space to fulfill Marketplace items.

Located at 5259 W. 500 N., on 151 acres, the center is next to Indianapolis Regional Airport and 18.2 miles from downtown Indianapolis. The property was designed to feature 146 docks and parking for 1,985 cars and 916 trailers.

The property has access to several transportation routes, including interstates 70 and 465. Neighboring industrial companies include Amazon, Smithfield Distribution, Progressive Logistics and Tsuda USA Corp.

Indianapolis development remains strong

Since the beginning of 2023, several industrial projects were brought to completion or broke ground in Indianapolis. As of April, the market had nearly 11 million square feet under construction, representing 3.1 percent of stock, a CommercialEdge report shows.

ITS Logistics opened a 700,000-square-foot warehouse at its 1.3 million square feet campus in Whitestown, Ind., which will continue to expand over the next two years.

Mohr Capital also completed a large-scale project, a 1 million-square-foot building at Mohr Logistics Park in Whiteland, Ind., that will comprise 7 million square feet at full build-out.

Last month, HSA Commercial Real Estate broke ground on Terminus at Hobbs Station, a two-building speculative development totaling 497,540 square feet in Plainfield, Ind., that is set for delivery in the fourth quarter of this year.

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