Amazon to Establish $80M Distribution Center in U.S.
GREENWOOD, IN - Amazon is upping its distribution network after entering into a lease agreement to establish an $80 million distribution center in Greenwood, Indiana.
“Greenwood is pleased to welcome Amazon to the community. It’s a strong sign for our city when the world’s second largest company chooses Greenwood to invest more than $80 million and $2 million in public infrastructure,” Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers said in a statement. “They plan to hire more than 1,250 people and pay them more than double the current minimum wage in Indiana. It’s a win-win for all involved, and we look forward to a promising future.”
According to a Retail Insight Network report, Amazon will invest $45 million on the building and the remaining $35 million on the facility’s equipment, including conveyor systems, parcel sorters, racking systems, material-handling equipment, IT scanning, and picking equipment.
The e-tailer’s latest distribution center is expected to help it meet its fulfilment centers’ packaging needs.
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