Chewy, Inc., a pet supply company, cut the ribbon on a new 800,000 sq. ft. eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, Missouri. The online retailer of pet food and pet-related products say the investment will create more than 1,600 new jobs in the region.
“Congratulations to Chewy, Inc. on its expansion,” Governor Mike Parson said. “The 1,600 new job opportunities this company is bringing to our state will benefit Missourians in the Kansas City region for generations to come. This facility represents one of Chewy’s largest fulfillment centers in the company’s network, and we are proud to welcome them to our state.”
“We are thrilled to open our first fulfillment center in Missouri and incredibly thankful for the partnership we received from the State of Missouri, City of Belton, Missouri Partnership, and Northpoint Development,” said Pete Krillies, Vice President of Real Estate, Facilities and Procurement at Chewy. “As new members of this community, we look forward to growing our Chewy team and our investment of 1,200 new jobs in this region.”
Chewy’s new facility is one of the largest fulfillment centers in its network, by square footage. Founded in 2011, Chewy operates out of more than 15 locations, including 6.1 million sq. ft. of fulfillment, across the U.S. The online retail platform offers pet products from more than 2,000 brands.
“It was a great day when Chewy, Inc., selected the city of Belton for its Missouri eCommerce fulfillment center,” said Belton Mayor Norman Larkey Sr. “Today’s formal opening was an even better day – for our residents who now have the opportunity to work for a strong, pet industry leader in a variety of quality jobs; and for the city, as a whole, as we reap the benefit of this investment in our community.”