Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced the grand opening of a new 1,000,000 sq. ft. direct delivery center in Gouldsboro, PA. The facility is an important part of the company's supply chain and will distribute home appliances, tractors, TV's and other large ticket items to local warehouses at over 300 Sears and Kmart store locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.
"Sears is proud to continue the strong relationship between our company and the great State of Pennsylvania. This facility will allow Sears to expand our appliance distribution capabilities and moves us closer to our goal of becoming more effective and efficient," said Jim Mixon, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Logistics for Sears Holdings. "We'd like to thank Governor Rendell, the Governor's Action Team, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of Community and Economic Development for their commitment to this project and for their partnership."
"I'm excited about our commonwealth's investment in this new distribution center, which will boost the local economy and provide hundreds of jobs," said Secretary Dennis Yablonsky of Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development. "When a globally-respected company like Sears chooses to expand in the state, it's high praise to our workforce and a sign that our business climate is second-to-none."
The center is expected to employ approximately 167 associates. About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer, with approximately $50 billion in annual revenues, and with approximately 3,800 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has Martha Stewart Everyday products, which are offered exclusively in the U.S. by Kmart and in Canada by Sears Canada. The Company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 13 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at http://www.searsholdings.com/.
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