Belk Inc. to expand Jonesville e-commerce site – again
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, July 10, 2014
Columbia, S.C. – For the second time since it opened the site in June 2012, regional department store chain Belk Inc. is expanding its Union County e-commerce distribution and fulfillment center here to accommodate the growth of its online business.
The $47 million project calls for a 50% increase in the Jonesville facility’s footprint, adding more than 345,000 square feet of newly constructed space to the 515,000-square-foot building. The budget also includes the installation of new equipment such as conveyor systems, racking and automation.
It is expected to be completed by January 2015.
"Belk's e-commerce business continues to grow, and with it the demand for increased distribution and fulfillment operations,” said John Belk, president and coo. “Our Jonesville facility has been a key factor in our belk.com growth, and we are pleased to be able to invest additional resources in and to bring additional jobs to Union County."
The site is located at 3805 Furman L. Fendley Highway. Twenty new jobs will be added there when the project is done, bringing the total count to 314 employees.