Walmart PDC (Project Relay)


Walmart Distribution Center aims to build a high-tech distribution center for fresh and frozen food in Lyman, S.C., marking the retailer’s biggest grocery DC to date. The distribution center will feature a 720,000-square-foot facility that will house perishables such as produce, eggs, dairy, flowers and frozen goods. This distribution center will create more than 400 jobs with a combination of associates, automation technology, robotics and machine learning to process grocery perishables. The new center is set to open in 2024.

Project Description / Details

Plateau Excavation is doing over 2.25 million cubic yards of earthmoving on this project as well as blasting and crushing rock, installing storm drainage, and wet utilities.


Additional Details

Service Type: Distribution

Location: Wellford, South Carolina

Additional Project Details:

  • 30 acres site development
  • Moved 2,250,000 CY of material
  • Blasted 600,000 CY of rock
  • Crushed 150,000 CY of rock
  • Managed installation of storm drainage (18,000 LF)
  • Installed wet utilities (27,000 LF)

What Our Clients Say:

"Walmart’s high-tech grocery distribution center will include game-changing innovations that are radically disrupting the supply chain, getting products onto shelves for our customers even faster while saving time for our associates,” David Guggina, senior vice president of automation and innovation at Walmart U.S., said in a statement. “We’re proud to be opening Walmart’s largest automated grocery distribution center in Spartanburg County and look forward to bringing new STEM job opportunities to the region."