A new partnership between DHL Supply Chain and Campell Soup Company will bring a $40 million distribution facility to Cumberland County that will create up to 140 new jobs.
Contract logistics company DHL Supply Chain, Deutsche Post DHL Group, is working with Campbell to develop a distribution network of four centers across the country. Campbell plans to construct the 627,000 square-foot Cumberland County distribution facility with the capacity to expand an additional 50 percent. In addition to the 140 full-time jobs, DHL expects to create 55 part-time jobs to operate the center.
“Enhancing our distribution capabilities is the most effective and efficient way to meet dynamic customer and consumer needs today and in the future,” according to Robert Furbee, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain at Campbell Soup Company. “The combination of partnering with an expert like DHL Supply Chain and Fayetteville’s proximity to major rail and truck transportation hubs helps us quickly advance that strategy.”
DHL Supply Chain, is the world’s leading contract logistics provider and has global expertise in distribution networks, including warehouse management technology and site management.
“DHL Supply Chain and Campbell chose Cumberland County for its skilled workforce, proximity to major transportation hubs, and favorable business climate,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “I’m proud to welcome them to North Carolina.”
“This facility will bring a large investment and 140 jobs to an area that’s ready to get to work,” said state Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland.
Once all full-time positions are filled, the annual payroll impact will total $4.515 million.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) were instrumental in supporting the DHL and Campbell expansion decision.
“North Carolina’s Cumberland County is the ideal place to expand our partnership with Campbell Soup Company through a new distribution center,” said Franklin Littleton, President of DHL Supply Chain’s Consumer Sector. “We’ve been fortunate to work with Campbell’s since 2013, and see this as the next step on our collaborative journey to improve the company’s supply chain bandwidth and deliver real food that matters for life’s moments.”
A five-year $200,000 performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund will help support DHL and Campbell’s expansion in Cumberland County. The One North Carolina Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and create jobs. To qualify for payment, companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments.
In addition to North Carolina Commerce and the Economic Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the N.C. Department of Transportation, Cumberland County, City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation.