Continuing to broaden its operations even as it considers the finalists for its new co-headquarters complex dubbed HQ2, Amazon stated it will open an 855,000-square-foot customer fulfillment center in West Jefferson, Ohio.
The brand-new storage facility, where employees will select, pack and ship items such as electronic devices, books, housewares and toys to clients, will be the sixth Amazon facility in Ohio and its third in the Columbus area.
Slated to provide by the end of 2019 at 1550 W. Main St., the brand-new Amazon center will be found in the Park 70 industrial park, a Duke Realty task. The announcement begins the heels of Toronto-based Granite Realty Financial investment Trust’s arrangement to pay $232.5 million to get 4 of Duke’s buildings in the park. The portfolio comprises 3.8 million square feet on 78 acres.
The Seattle-based online seller currently operates centers in Etna and Obetz, and it will introduce operations at formerly announced fulfillment centers in North Randall and Monroe by the end of 2018, and in Euclid in 2019.
“Our growth in Ohio is the result of an outstanding labor force and extraordinary customers and we are proud to be adding 1,500 brand-new tasks to the more than 6,000 Amazonians already working in the state,” stated Mark Stewart, Amazon’s VP of North America Consumer Satisfaction, in the business’s news release.
Columbus is among the finalists being considered for Amazon’s big reward, the $5 billion “HQ2” co-headquarters anticipated to bring as lots of as 50,000 high-paying tasks. The online shopping giant, which in January stated it had actually narrowed the list from 238 initial propositions to 20 finalists, expects to make a choice this year.
Likewise the new satisfaction center is the 2nd significant expansion revealed in the month by the firm in one of its HQ2 markets. Previously this month, Amazon announced plans to broaden its Boston Tech Hub and create an additional 2,000 innovation tasks to expand into 430,000 square feet at WS Development’s massive Seaport waterfront task.