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Amazon to Establish An $80 Million Distribution Center

Amazon to Establish An $80 Million Distribution Center

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Amazon's distribution center tally continues to grow with its fulfillment center needs. This week, Retail Insight Network reported that Amazon is entering into a lease agreement to establish an $80 million distribution center in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Mark Myers, Mayor, Greenwood, South Carolina“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 peopleand 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.”

The distribution center is estimated to provide 1,250 new jobs to the area

Of the $80 million, Amazon will invest $45 million on the building and $35 million on equipment like conveyor systems, parcel sorters, racking systems, material-handling equipment, IT scanning, and picking equipment.

Will Amazon's latest distribution center help it continue to meet expanding consumer needs and keep it at the top of the retail food chain? Deli Market News will continue to report on the latest.