Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chewy, Inc. is expanding its operations in Pittstown Township, Luzerne County creating 550 new, full-time jobs. Chewy, Inc. is an American online retailer of pet food and other pet-related products based in Dania Beach, Florida.
“Pennsylvania is known across the nation as one of the best places to do business, and Chewy’s continued expansion in the commonwealth is a testament to our business-friendly climate and access to major metropolitan areas,” said Gov. Wolf.
The Governor celebrated the project and its positive impact in the region. “We are proud that Chewy selected NEPA for its first pharmacy location in Pennsylvania, and we look forward to seeing the project grow, creating hundreds of good-paying jobs and benefitting the local community.”
According to the Governor official website, Chewy’s new pharmacy location will provide fulfillment of pet prescriptions, medications, and special dietary foods. The project is Chewy’s third expansion in the commonwealth within two years.
The project will result in the creation of an additional 400 distribution jobs at the new location, bringing the overall site to 550 employees when fully operational.
The Pittstown Township facility will be the first pharmacy location in Pennsylvania while Chewy currently employs nearly 3,500 Pennsylvanians at its fulfilment centers in Wilkes-Barre, Archbald, Lewisberry, and Mechanicsburg.
Proud to expand
Pete Krillies, Vice President of Real Estate, Facilities, Procurement of Chewy, Inc. expressed satisfaction for the expansion.“We are proud to expand our presence in Pennsylvania with the opening of our first pharmacy facility in the state. This new site joins our four fulfillment centers already in the region which collectively employs nearly 3,500 Pennsylvanians,”
“This expansion continues our significant regional investment with the creation of 550 additional new jobs and will also allow us to provide our customers with even faster delivery of the necessary prescriptions and health and wellness products for their pets. We are glad to have worked in partnership with the state of Pennsylvania and Pittston Township to launch this new site,” said Krillies.