Walmart plans upgrades to Seymour center

Walmart is planning a $108 million dollar investment in its Seymour distribution center.

According to the Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation, the city granted a tax abatement on the first phase of the investment at Monday night’s meeting.

According to the company, the investment is part of Walmart’s broader initiative to renovate all of its 42 regional distribution centers. Once complete, the distribution center will be able to ship nearly double the number of cases compared to a traditional distribution center. And the company says strenuous, manual jobs will evolve into those offering new skills in robotics and technology. The technology uses a combination of people, robotics and massive storage systems to make it easier and faster to stock shelves in Walmart stores.

Mayor Matt Nicholson said that the city is thrilled that Walmart is making this investment in Seymour.

The company has more than 43,000 associates in Indiana.