Hazleton: Commemorating a Decade of Fulfillment & Distribution Excellence

Years before omnichannel fulfillment became table stakes for retailers, AEO broke ground on a state-of-the-art, 1.6 million square foot distribution center (DC) in Western PA’s Luzerne County. Ten years later, the facility remains core to the success our business.

June marks the 10-year anniversary of our Hazleton DC– AEO’s first state-of-the-art omnichannel facility. With its proximity to key East Coast markets, robust labor pool and convenient access to major throughways, Hazle Township’s Humboldt Industrial Park proved to be the perfect location to enter into the omnichannel distribution space– at just the right time.

Designed with green best-practices and automation in mind, the LEED-certified building boasts more than one million square feet of floor space, 50 Solatubes to provide natural light, over 9 miles of conveyor and enough storage capacity to accommodate 450,000 cases of inventory (9+ million units!).

To celebrate this incredible milestone, we spoke to a few of the 30 associates who have been with Hazleton from the start. Hear what our associates and Supply Chain leaders had to say below!

From fulfilling AE.com orders, replenishing products across our store network and processing returns to volunteering countless hours with local non-profits, Hazleton associates do an amazing job serving our brands’ customers and their community. Congratulations on 10 years, Hazletonwe are grateful for everything you do to bring brand experiences to life and build a better world!