Apple plans a $ 100 million distribution center in Hendricks County, creating up to 500 jobs by the end of 2024, the company and state officials said on Monday.
The hub, which will be located west of Plainfield in Clayton, is part of Apple’s plans to expand its distribution network and speed up delivery times for U.S. customers in Indiana and across the country.
The project is part of a larger announcement the Cupertino, Calif.-Based company made on Monday to invest $ 430 billion and create up to 20,000 new jobs in the United States over the next five years.
“In this time of recovery and rebuilding, Apple is doubling down on its commitment to innovation and manufacturing in the United States with generational investment reaching communities across all 50 states,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. Press release. “We are creating jobs in cutting-edge fields – from 5G to silicon engineering to artificial intelligence – by investing in the next generation of new innovative companies, and in all of our work, we are building towards a future greener and fairer. ”
Apple’s comprehensive plan includes a $ 1 billion investment to build a new campus and engineering center in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, bringing up to 3,000 new jobs to this region.
The company also plans to continue expanding its business in California, increasing its San Diego team to more than 5,000 employees by 2026 and its Culver City teams to more than 3,000 workers during the same period. Apple also has plans for growth in Colorado, Massachusetts, and Washington.
Meanwhile, the global tech company is building a billion dollar campus in Austin, Texas, and designing a new data center in Iowa.
In Indiana, the distribution center will be operated by XPO Logistics Supply Chain, which has already started hiring. Apple’s advanced manufacturing fund is funding the project.
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XPO Logistics said the Clayton plant will use automation and robotics to speed up delivery times and personalize products for consumers.
“We are delighted to join Apple in creating hundreds of jobs in this next generation distribution center,” Malcolm Wilson, CEO of XPO Logistics – Europe, said in a statement. “Our team of experts will use the latest technology to quickly bring personalized versions of iconic Apple products to consumers. ”
Jeff Williams, chief operating officer of Apple, added that the installation will help Apple improve its customer experience and increase delivery times.
Hendricks County officials said the facility is expected to have a huge impact on the local community.
“We are delighted to welcome Apple as a new member of the thriving Hendricks County industrial ecosystem,” Brian Bilger, executive director of the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership, said in the press release. economic vitality of Hendricks County, its businesses and residents. We look forward to supporting Apple as they grow in our community. ”
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The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has offered XPO Logistics Supply Chain Inc. up to $ 5 million in performance-based tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. The company can only qualify for the incentives once the Indiana workers are hired.