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Walmart to build new $450 million distribution center in Upstate, create 400 new jobs

New high-tech facility will be located in Lyman and will move groceries

LYMAN, S.C. — Walmart has announced the company will be investing $450 million to build a new, high-tech grocery distribution center in Spartanburg County. The project will create more than 400 new supply chain jobs distributing fresh and frozen groceries in the region.

The planned 720,000-square-foot facility in Lyman would be Walmart's largest grocery distribution center to date and will rely on a combination of human and machine processing to move two times more product than a traditional grocery store distribution center.

New technology-focused job opportunities include automation technology, robotics and machine learning.

The Lyman distribution center is scheduled to open in 2024. While Walmart is currently not hiring positions for the new facility, interested individuals can learn more about career opportunities at Walmart's careers page.

This will be the latest in Walmart's distribution centers. In 2020, the company began construction on a 3 million-square-foot supply chain distribution center in Ridgeville, near Charleston. Walmart also has a distribution center in Laurens, South Carolina.