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Amazon grows fulfillment infrastructure for large items


The latest planned fulfillment center for will have a big impact on operations in the South.

The e-tail giant will open a new 600,000-sq.-ft. facility in Braselton, Georgia. When opened, it will create more than 500 new full-time jobs. Amazon currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in the state.

Employees at the Braselton center will pick, pack and ship large items for customers like household décor items, sporting equipment and gardening tools.

“We are excited to expand in the state of Georgia and add a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region," said Akash Chauhan, VP of Amazon's North America operations. "This facility will create hundreds of new jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day one. From the local community to state leadership, we appreciate the tremendous support from elected officials for this project and we look forward to growing in the Peach State."

Amazon has been aggressively unveiling additions to its supply chain infrastructure in recent months. The company plans to open two fulfillment centers in Edwardsville, Illinois, and also recently announced it would open its sixth Texas fulfillment center in Dallas, as well as two new fulfillment centers in New Jersey, in Florence and Carteret, and also in the cities of Tracy and Eastvale, California. Amazon is further planning a new technology development center in downtown Minneapolis that will focus on logistics. The retailer reportedly operates nearly 100 fulfillment centers across the U.S.

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