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Amazon plans seventh fulfillment center in Tennessee

By Dan Berthiaume - 07/27/2020

Amazon is expanding its use of robotics supply chain technology in the Volunteer State.

The e-tail titan anticipates the opening of an 855,000-plus-square-foot fulfillment center in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., in late 2021. The site will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs with benefits. The company currently has fulfillment and sortation centers in Charleston, Chattanooga, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.

The Mt. Juliet facility will be Amazon’s second fulfillment center in Tennessee to use innovative robotics technology. Employees at the facility will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods. All associates will go through hours of safety training and have access to continuing education opportunities through Amazon’s upskilling programs such as Career Choice.

“Tennessee is a great state for business and gives us the opportunity to better serve our customers in the region,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s VP of global customer fulfillment. “We are excited about our growth and remain committed to creating a positive economic impact in the region with job opportunities with great pay and industry-leading benefits.”

The project is being developed by Panattoni Development Company Inc. According to Amazon, there are more than 30,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in Tennessee using Amazon products and services.
 

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