CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov Earl Ray Tomblin today welcomed Macy's Inc., to Berkeley County, W.Va. during a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. He was joined by Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Sen. Joe Manchin at the company's new distribution and fulfillment center in Martinsburg.
"It's terrific to see Macy's new distribution and fulfillment center officially opening its doors. The center will provide hundreds of good-paying jobs for West Virginians in the Eastern Panhandle." Gov. Tomblin said. "Macy's $150 million dollar investment speaks volumes to the positive business climate we've created in our state. That outstanding business environment and our world-class workforce are drawing attention from major companies around the world."
"We know why Macy's chose West Virginia for this incredible facility. It's because West Virginians are dedicated and hard-working," Sen. Jay Rockefeller said. "This is a tremendous investment in the future of the state and the workers here are embracing this exciting opportunity. I am excited to welcome Macy's new fulfillment center to Martinsburg. I know this is the start of a great partnership in the Eastern Panhandle."
"This is a great day for the Eastern Panhandle, all of West Virginia, and for Macy's," Sen. Joe Manchin said. "Macy's has discovered what we have all always known - West Virginia is a great place to do business. The thousands of jobs this distribution and fulfillment center will create will make a tremendous impact in our region, and we could not be more excited. I am so proud when I was Governor, we were able to bring a team together to make this opportunity possible, and that Governor Tomblin was able to fulfill it."
Macy's chose Martinsburg, W.Va. over 157 other potential locations and invested $150 million to establish its distribution and fulfillment center. Employees began filling orders received from Macy's online sales on June 29th. Macy's has begun hiring staff, and they expect to hire 900 permanent full-time, 300 permanent part-time and 700 temporary seasonal associates within the next five years.
Amy Shuler Goodwin