Amazon Announces New Fulfillment Center and Delivery Station in Forney, Texas
SEATTLE, WA - I can remember a time when Amazon sold only books. Those days, while long behind us, saw the expansive growth of a book seller into a formidable retail contender. Once more, Amazon is expanding, this time staking further claim to the Texas market. Announcing its first fulfillment center in Forney, Texas, the retailer is anticipated to launch the new facility in 2021.
“We’re excited to be expanding our network of operations in Forney,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Gobal Customer Fulfillment. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We look forward to creating over 500 jobs for the local Forney community, with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”
Amazon is also planning a new 200,000-square-foot delivery station in Forney.
The new delivery station is anticipated to begin its roll out later in 2020, further solidifying the e-tailer’s hold on the market.
“Bringing a transcendent company such as Amazon to Forney is a huge step for our community,” said Mary Penn, Mayor of Forney. “One of my biggest priorities has been to create more jobs and bring economic opportunity to our citizens. Now more than ever, this is a crucial time for economic growth, and I feel confident Amazon will bring that to the City of Forney. I’m grateful to Amazon, city council, and staff for making this possible.”
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