Amazon opening new DC in Texas

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

SEATTLE, Washington—Amazon.com, Inc plans to open a fourth Texas fulfillment centre in Dallas. Since launching its first fulfillment centre in Texas, Amazon has created over 3,500 full-time jobs, invested more than $400 million in the state, and continues to grow its operations to meet customer demand. Amazon’s other Texas fulfillment centres are located in Coppell, Haslet, and Schertz.

“It is great news that Amazon has decided to open another facility in the DFW region that will create hundreds of jobs,” said Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. “The announcement of this new facility demonstrates to me that Amazon plans to be a long-term partner, for the community and we are proud that they continue to invest in our economy.”

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said, “We are thrilled that Amazon chose Dallas as the location for its new fulfillment centre. The company has been innovative in not only the level of technology it uses to get packages to our doorsteps, but also in its ability to create quality jobs for a diverse community throughout North Texas.”

Amazon employees at the 500,000 square-foot Dallas fulfillment centre will process smaller items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.