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Walmart Distribution Center celebrates 20 years

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The same associates who helped get things started at Greencastle's Walmart Distribution Center 20 years ago were front and center for a rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Mayor Sue Murray and Chamber of Commerce representatives Tammy Amor and Laurie Hardwick were on hand for the event.
Twenty years is a long time to stay at a job. To have worked at a facility for its entire existence is also a remarkable accomplishment.

Walmart Distribution Center 6022 recently honored 42 of its 658 associates for doing both things.

Of the 47 associates with the center who have served Walmart for 20 or more years, all but five have served at the Greencastle facility since its 1991 opening.

So when DC 6022 recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, time was also taken to honor the 20-year associates who have been part of the team from the very beginning.

During a Tuesday, Nov. 1 rededication ceremony, it wasn't a manager or a local dignitary who cut the ribbon. Original employees were called to the front to do the honor.

The past 20 years have seen a lot of growth and traffic for DC 6022. The original facility was 937,000 sq. ft. but two expansions have increased it to 1,515,000 sq. ft. That's the equivalent of 35 acres under one roof.

The length of conveyor belts in the building has also increased, nearly doubling from 8.5 miles to more than 15 miles.

In 1991, the Greencastle center served 172 stores, two regional distribution centers and utilized 10 ship lanes.

Today, the numbers have gone up to 765, stores, 164 Sam's Clubs and 24 ship lanes.

Since shipping its first freight on Dec. 13, 1991, the center has shipped and received a total of 866,606,145 cases. In that time, there have also been 262,531 trailers unloaded and 277,145 trailers loaded.

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Heartless Automotive is NOT a superior employer. Why do you think the turn over rate is so freaking high and their pay is far below average?

-- Posted by MaybeOK on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 5:03 AM

Heartland is indeed a superior employer if you want to work and aren't lazy.....now you figure it out......

-- Posted by kubotafan on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 7:30 AM

Sounds to me like SOMEONE shouldn't have committed a felony.....

-- Posted by Clovertucky on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 9:21 AM

Good call, Clovertucky!! Obviously felons have sometime or another posed a threat to somebody or something!! There is a difference between committing a crime and being a felon!

-- Posted by howsthishappen on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 11:00 AM

recidivism 101..felons return to a life of crime in part because doors are shut to them..lack of employment being the major one....stop being so judgemental and realize that not everyone is a criminal for life but life CAN make them that way.

-- Posted by citizenoftheworld on Sun, Nov 6, 2011, at 7:41 PM

Honestly though, Someone is a known felon....and you think a retail giant with a warehouse of product is going to hire them?? I wouldn't...if I were them. Now the automotive place has much less chance of a person robbing them blind, don't you think?

Makes perfect sense to me. And as far as the doors being shut to them....that is why they should have thought about things before they committed their crime...I'm sorry but that is why a felony is a felony....

-- Posted by J_Mason on Mon, Nov 7, 2011, at 10:44 AM

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