Amazon targets new state for robotics facility


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Amazon is opening its first fulfillment center in Idaho.

The e-tail titan is building a 650,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Nampa, Idaho. Amazon will fulfill customer orders such as books, electronics and toys from the facility, which will feature robotic technology. The company expects to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs at the center, slated to open in 2020. The project is being developed in partnership with Pannotoni Development Co. Inc.

“We’re excited to open our first customer fulfillment center in Idaho and to bring more than 1,000 full-time jobs to the city,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s VP of global customer fulfillment. “Amazon is committed to creating a positive economic impact in Nampa and enhancing the customer experience throughout the region.”

The Nampa facility is the second planned robotics fulfillment center Amazon has announced in the past few weeks. In September, the company said it will open a new 1-million-sq.-ft. robotics facility in Toronto, Ontario. Associates at this robotics facility will pick, pack, and ship small items to customers ranging from toys and baby products to small electronics.

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