Construction of the one million square foot Hershey Company warehouse in South Annville Township is nearing completion, and the company expects the $178 million project to be complete and operational by the end of the year.

It will support Hershey’s business and retail customers across the United States, with an emphasis on the eastern U.S.

The “fulfillment center” on Killinger Road, south of Route 422, is bigger than 17 football fields and “will contain a variety of intermediate and finished goods along with necessary packaging materials, giving us unprecedented flexibility . . . to fulfill our retail customers’ orders for our products,” said company spokesman Jeff Beckman.

“We will begin fully hiring for the new facility in the next several weeks. “However,” Beckman said, “we have some Mechatronics Technician positions currently open and people can apply [here].” There are also operations jobs currently available at DHL Jobs and more will be posted there throughout the balance of the year.”

New Hershey warehouse in S. Annville Township dwarfs existing farm buildings. (LebTown)

Beckman added that the warehouse will “create 270 total new jobs full-time within the next three years, 35 of which will be direct, full-time Hershey employees.”

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