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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is breaking ground within 30 days on a 640,000-sf, estimated $25 million distribution center north of Carrollton in West Georgia, about 45 miles from Atlanta. The facility will be a fulfillment center for Wal-Mart.com, the online retail company Wal-Mart spun off earlier this year. The company will warehouse and ship merchandise ordered via the Internet.

Wal-Mart Stores will build the facility for the dot-com firm and will get some tax incentives for bringing jobs to the state Hiring will begin in spring 2001. The center is expected to begin shipping in August 2001.

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