The office supply giant Staples plans to close its fulfillment center in Hanover, eliminating many of the 61 local positions, as it consolidates its regional warehouses, according to information from company and state officials.
The company reported this week to the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation that it would shutter the center at 7021 Dorsey Road in mid-March. The 200,000-square-foot building is owned by the Blackstone Group in New York, according to CoStar, a real estate information service.
Several Staples stores remain in the area, though the Framingham, Mass.-based company has announced dozens of store closings in recent years.
A spokesman said the company will maintain some of the local jobs at a new location in Hanover but didn’t say how many.
“This is part of our previously announced move to consolidate some of our smaller regional warehouses to a new, larger facility in Green Castle, Pennsylvania,” said Mark Cautela, a Staples spokesman.
“This move will help expand our capabilities and also allow us to be more centrally located for our business,” he said. “We are maintaining a smaller presence in the Hanover area, with a new operations center opening near the existing facility, which some of our associates will transfer to. Unfortunately, as part of this process, some of our other associates have been impacted. We are providing resources to help them through this transition.”