Home Depot has opened its first flatbed distribution center (FDC) in Dallas. The site will help transport heavy-duty building materials to customers across the country as Home Depot aims to offer same-day or next-day delivery options to 90 percent of the U.S.
The big-box retailers says the first FDC will serve as a model as it constructs 150 similar facilities across the country. These FDCs are part of a $1.2 billion investment Home Depot is making in its supply chain, the company states.
“We expect to build 40 flatbed distribution centers in the 40 largest markets, so we can bring those products to customers on a same-day, next-day basis,” says Mark Holifield, executive vice president of supply chain and product development. “Our flatbed distribution centers help us provide the tools and materials Pros need for their jobs on a same day, next day basis, where and when they need it.”
In November, Home Depot announced sales growth in its third-quarter financial results. In September, Home Depot announced plans to share a multistory Seattle warehouse with Amazon.