The carts are lined up in neat rows, waiting for the first customers to arrive early this September.
"There's definitely a lot of excitement around the store coming in. From what I understand it's something Mandan's been looking for awhile. They're excited to have us come in," says Andrew.
This will be the third Super Walmart in the Bismarck-Mandan area, but the first in Mandan. At 157,000 square feet, the store is about 50,000 square feet smaller than its counterparts on the other side of the river. While the store is brand-new, many of its 300 associates will already have experience with the Walmart brand and they will have an opportunity to help train new employees.
"This has given Mandan residents who work in the Bismarck stores an opportunity to transfer over and not only make it easier for them but also its helped us serve a need as far as training and teaching and having some of that experience in house," says Andrew.
The layout of the store is slightly different, as designs change to fit what customers are looking for. The use of energy-efficient building technologies is also changing. One of the unique energy saving features of this store are the display cases with LED lights that light up when customers walk by, and shut off when nobody's in the aisle.
But that's not the only cool thing. The mechanical system is designed to capture heat from the display fixtures and use it for hot water needs. Even the floors are environmentally friendly.
"The floors were constructed with recycled materials. There's very low maintenance on them," says Andrew
Coppersmith says the store will be a great opportunity for the community and will add to the more than $54.3 million of sales tax revenue already generated by Walmart in the state.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:57:59 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:54:06 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:48:30 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.