Chewy to expand operations in Lackawanna County, create 1,000 jobs

Chewy, an online retailer of pet-related products, will expand its operations in Lackawanna County, Pa., constructing a new fulfillment center and creating at least 1,000 new, full-time jobs in Archbald Borough.

“Chewy has long displayed a commitment to the commonwealth, employing thousands of Pennsylvanians and serving millions of customers here for more than five years,” Gov. Tom Wolf said. “The commonwealth is proud to partner in Chewy’s continued expansion and looks forward to its new chapter in Northeast Pennsylvania.”

The company will construct a one million-square-foot fulfillment center in Archbald Borough, which will be Chewy’s third Pennsylvania location.

“We’re thrilled to continue our growth in Pennsylvania with the opening of Chewy’s third fulfillment center in the state and tenth in the country,” Pete Krilles, vice president of corporate real estate and facilities for Chewy, said. “The launch of this new location will create 1,000 new, full-time jobs, deepening our economic investment in the Northeast Pennsylvania region. In addition, it will further extend our delivery network across the Northeast and Midwest, enhancing the customer experience by providing even faster order delivery times. We appreciate the partnership with the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Lackawanna County, Archbald Borough, Valley View School District, the Governor’s Action Team, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development and look forward to joining the Archbald community.”

The Department of Community and Economic Development provided Chewy with a funding proposal for the project that includes a $582,000 workforce development grant to assist with worker training. The company has pledged to invest at least $35 million at the site, create 1,000 new, full-time jobs and retain 2,401 existing jobs in Pennsylvania over the next three years.

The Governor’s Action Team coordinated the project with support from the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

“We are delighted to welcome a business with the standing and quality reputation of Chewy to the Valley View Business Park,” Bob Durkin, president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, said. “The Chamber team was pleased to work with the commonwealth, NorthPoint Development, and Cushman & Wakefield in the successful attraction of Chewy to Northeast Pennsylvania, as well as Archbald Borough, Valley View School District and Lackawanna County in making this major investment a reality.”

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