On Monday, GSI Commerce announced plans to expand its fulfillment capabilities in Henry County, bringing 60 new jobs and a $1.5 million investment to the Martinsville area of Southern Virginia.
This expansion will be used to handle the fulfillment, freight and warehouse management of the Company Kids and The Company Store brands of Hanover Direct — a new customer GSI Commerce just acquired.
Located in Martinsville, Va., since 2007, GSI Commerce has successfully grown its operations to include 1,000 full-time and seasonal workers. The expanded facility will be located near the company’s existing facilities at Bowles Industrial Park.
“GSI Commerce’s state-of-the-art fulfillment services will better facilitate the distribution of Hanover Direct’s brands and improve its clients’ customer experience. This new relationship will also ensure many jobs dedicated to Hanover Direct fulfillment services will remain within the state of Virginia,” according to the company’s press release.
The Commonwealth is a popular place for fulfillment centers with Amazon.com announcing two centers in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties, creating 1,350 new jobs. Backcountry.com also announced a fulfillment center in Montgomery County which is expected to create 200 new jobs.
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