AUBURN, Ind., July 1, 2010 – The Auburn Walmart at 505 Touring Drive will celebrate a grand re-opening this week, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company’s next generation of store design and customer experience. The results of a three-month remodeling project will be unveiled at the Auburn Walmart Friday, July 2, during a grand re-opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Among the many improvements are a new layout, wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme, enhanced lighting and easy-to-read signage to make the shopping experience more convenient for customers than ever before.
To speeches, fanfare and balloons, and with smiles lighting up the faces of 250 newly employed people, the Auburn Walmart superstore opened its doors Wednesday morning.
The Auburn Walmart, like all new Walmart stores, includes energy-efficient technology and sustainable construction features designed to reduce energy and water consumption and minimize waste. The store’s skylights harvest daylight and are designed to reduce the amount of energy required to light the store by up to 75 percent daily. LED lighting used throughout the store is designed to operate 70 percent more efficiently than traditional fluorescent lighting.
Police later found out from another man that one of the men had tried to sell him the bicycle that he said he had stolen from Walmart. Officers discovered that a bicycle and Star Wars Lego sets recently had been stolen from the Auburn Walmart.