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Monroe

Walmart Goods and Services
Walmart has plans to build a new store in Monroe to serve local residents and surrounding communities. The store will include everyday household items with the added convenience of a full-service grocery department that includes fresh and locally-grown fruits and vegetables, a bakery, deli and pharmacy, as well as new products and merchandise, such as apparel, home goods, health and beauty aids and electronics, and an outdoor garden center.

Location and Design

The store will be located at the intersection of Chain Lake Rd. and North Kelsey Street in Monroe, Wash. The store will be approximately 155,845 square-feet, with a 4,200-square-foot covered outdoor garden center. Walmart is currently working with the City of Monroe on architectural-design elements for the one-story building. Dates for construction-start and grand-opening have not yet been determined.

Jobs and Career Opportunities
The store will create approximately 300 quality jobs for associates and additional temporary workers during the store’s construction. Walmart is also committed to promoting from within, demonstrated by the fact that more than 70% of the Walmart store management team started in hourly positions.

Walmart associates receive competitive wages and benefits. As of July 2011, the total number of Walmart associates in Washington is 17,584, and the average wage for regular, full-time hourly associates in Washington is $12.75 per hour.* Additionally, eligible associates receive an annual incentive based on the company performance. More information on Walmart in Washington is available here.

Economic Impacts
Walmart stores are often a leading source of sales tax revenue for local government, funding important public services that are essential to protecting a community’s way of life, such as public safety, schools, roads, and other critical infrastructure needs. When today’s economy is forcing local government to consider between cutting critical public services or raising taxes, increasing local sales tax revenue has taken on added importance.

On the state level, Walmart employs 17,584 associates. In FYE 2011, Walmart spent $2,598,045,143.00 for merchandise and services with 743 suppliers in the state. As a result of Walmart’s relationship with these suppliers, Walmart supports 99,672 supplier jobs in Washington.* Walmart has plans to build a new store in Monroe to serve local residents and surrounding communities. The store will include everyday household items with the added convenience of a full-service grocery department that includes fresh and locally-grown fruits and vegetables, a bakery, deli and pharmacy, as well as new products and merchandise, such as apparel, home goods, health and beauty aids and electronics, and an outdoor garden center.

Community Benefits
Walmart is proud to support the local charitable causes that are important to our customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. The Walmart Foundation gave more than $100,000 in the past year to organizations throughout Snohomish County — including the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, and Senior Services, which positively impacts the lives of many seniors in Monroe.

In 2009, Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $5.8 million in cash and in-kind donations to local organizations in the communities they serve in the state of Washington. Walmart makes the majority of its charitable donations at the local level – through financial contributions, in-kind donations and store-associate volunteerism – where it can have the greatest, most positive impact

Sustainability
Walmart is a leader in the industry when it comes to sustainable construction practices. We include some of the most innovative environmental practices as standard features. Some features that will be employed in the new Monroe store include:

  • A daylight harvesting system, which incorporates more energy efficient lighting, skylights and daylight dimming sensors to monitor the amount of natural light available, all of which can reduce up to 75% of the store’s daylight lighting needs.
  • Water-conserving restroom fixtures including low-flow faucets and toilets will be installed. These measures could save approximately 70% of water used annually at this store.
  • A white membrane roof with high- solar reflectivity is designed to reduce the building’s energy consumption.
  • Outside the store Walmart will collect, treat, and infiltrate storm-water, as well as utilize drought-tolerant native landscaping to reduce water consumption.
  • The store’s HVAC system will utilize super-high efficiency packaged HVAC units (while the industry standard EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) is 9.0, the proposed new units are rated at approximately 12.1 to 14.3).

How Can I Help?
Supporters are asked to send a letter to the City of Monroe, encouraging the construction of a Walmart store at the North Kelsey property:

City of Monroe
Mayor and City Council
806 W. Main St., Monroe, WA 98272
360-794-4007
Email: councilmembers@ci.monroe.wa.us

More Information

  • Local Media Contact: Richard Kendall, Frause, 206-352-6402 (Statements and quotes on behalf of Walmart should not be obtained from or attributed to agency employees.)
  • Walmart media hotline: 1-800-331-0085
  • Walmart information online: www.walmartstores.com: merchandise sales: www.walmart.com
  • Walmart corporate giving: www.walmartstores.com/communitygiving
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the legal trade name of the corporation. The name “Walmart,” expressed as one word and without punctuation, is a trademark of the company and is used analogously to describe the company and its stores. Use the trade name when it is necessary to identify the legal entity, such as when reporting financial results, litigation or corporate governance

* average wage taken February 2011. See www.walmartstores.com for details.
** Supplier information provided by Dunn & Bradstreet

We Encourage Supporters to Contact Us Here: monroe@walmartcommunity.com