Amazon to Open Eighth Fulfillment Center in Tennessee
Amazon plans to open a fulfillment center in Alcoa, Tennessee (Blount County) in 2022 creating nearly 800 new, full-time jobs. The company currently has fulfillment and sortation centers in Charleston, Chattanooga, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Memphis and Nashville.
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“We are excited to continue creating a positive economic impact in the region with job opportunities and industry-leading benefits that start on the first day of the job. Tennessee is a great state for business and we are excited to have the opportunity to partner, grow and better serve our customers throughout this region.”Holly Sullivan, Amazon’s head of worldwide economic development
Amazon Alcoa Facility is Third Fulfillment Center in TN Using Robotics
The Alcoa facility will be Amazon’s third fulfillment center in Tennessee to use innovative robotics technology and the company’s eighth fulfillment center in the Volunteer State. Amazon employees at the more than 634,812 square-foot fulfillment center in Blount County will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.
“Blount County, along with the cities of Alcoa and Maryville, are delighted Amazon made its decision to locate here. The jobs and worldwide recognition it brings are extremely beneficial to this area.”Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell
Amazon’s fulfillment network supports millions of businesses of all sizes worldwide through its Fulfillment by Amazon offering, and many of those local organizations are based in Tennessee.
There are more than 30,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in Tennessee growing their companies and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services.
Amazon’s second robotics fulfillment center in Mt. Juliet, TN is slated to go online this year.
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Editorial Note: This post is from a Company Press Release and may have been modified for clarity.