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Amazon plans leading-edge fulfillment center in Tennessee

Amazon is developing a supply chain facility equipped with advanced robotics technology in the Volunteer State.

The e-tail giant will open a more than 634,812-sq-ft. fulfillment center in Alcoa, Tenn. Anticipated to launch in 2022, the site is expected to create nearly 800 new, full-time jobs. Hillwood Development Company Inc. is developing the project.

The Alcoa facility will be Amazon’s third fulfillment center in Tennessee to use innovative robotics technology. Employees at the more than 634,812 sq.-ft. fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods. The company currently operates seven fulfillment and sortation centers in the Tennessee communities of Charleston, Chattanooga, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Memphis, and Nashville.

“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,” said Holly Sullivan, Amazon’s head of worldwide economic development. “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.”

There are more than 30,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in Tennessee utilizing Amazon products and services.

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