Wal-Mart Stores said it would build a new e-commerce fulfillment center in Lainfield, Ind. Officials said the 1.2-million-square-foot facility, expected to be operational early next year, would provide one- or two-day Internet order fulfillment capabilities from Texas to east of the Mississippi. 

The company plans to begin hiring for the new fulfillment center in October.

“By combining large-scale online fulfillment centers with Walmart’s distribution centers, world-class transportation network and 4,200 stores, we have the ability to get incredibly close to our customers to deliver orders faster and at a lower cost,” Brent Beabout, SVP of supply chain and logistics for Walmart global e-commerce, said in a statement. “This center alone will allow cost-effective delivery to more than 160 million people in just one to two days.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered the company up to $2.9 million in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans.

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