Exceptions are listed as permanent even if the facility is not listed as closed as requested.
Walmart did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Over the past few weeks, the retail giant has laid off hundreds of people at e-commerce locations across the country, including in Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida and New Jersey. The Chino Center employs 3,267 people.
“If we think about how far into the future we had to think about our buying behavior during the pandemic when restrictions were in place, we probably doubled our ordering window,” Lewis said. “There is still more scope to get closer to where we were before the pandemic. I don’t know if we’re going to be able to do that.”
In terms of capital, the company is also spending more on plant operations, giving Fastenal more control over logistics and being less dependent on suppliers. “We did, or at least they are. In this process, route consolidation and route replanning will be done, which I believe will result in efficiencies for the business,” said Lewis.