As it continues expanding capabilities, Amazon has opened a new fulfillment center in Montgomery, N.Y. and signed leases on properties that will help it further expand distribution functions in the Empire State.
The one-million-square-foot Montgomery fulfillment center employs 800 employees who work alongside innovative technology to pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as bulk paper products, diapers, sports equipment, patio furniture, pet food, kayaks and larger household goods.
Amazon reported that it has signed new leases to support New York operations including for a new fulfillment center in Gates and a sortation center in Ogden. These new lease sites complement a group of facilities in the New York community of Greece and complete end-to-end fulfillment operations in the Rochester area. Amazon also has signed a lease in Hawthorne, N.Y., for a new delivery station that will power the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help increase the efficiency of deliveries for customers.
“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of New York with new fulfillment and sortation centers and a delivery station that will provide efficient services to our customers. We care about the communities where we operate which is why we’re proud to create thousands of job opportunities for the talented workforce in this region. These new investments also represent Amazon’s unwavering commitment to safety, innovations, and developing skilled teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers,” said Verena Gross, an Amazon spokesperson, in announcing the New York initiatives.