New robotics warehouse planned for Michigan

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New robotics warehouse planned for Michigan

By Deena M. Amato-McCoy - 06/19/2018
Amazon is opening a robotics-based facility in the Wolverine State.

The online giant plans to open a 850,000 sq. ft.-plus fulfillment center in Gaines Township, Michigan, that will feature technology from Amazon Robotics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. Robotics technology will assist employees in picking, packing and shipping small items, such as books, electronics and toys.

The facility will hire more than 1,000 full-time employees who will work alongside the innovative technologies.

This is the state’s fourth fulfillment center, and Michigan’s second facility that features robotics.

“Because of our ability to have more inventory on-hand and increased speed of fulfillment, we are able to better meet customer demand…,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s VP of North American operations.