Amazon is planning to expand its presence in Alabama with a new, one million-square-foot fulfillment center that could bring 500 new jobs to Huntsville. The company announced their plans and more details about the project on Tuesday, May 18.
A New Amazon Facility for Huntsville
It’s an exciting day for Huntsville. Amazon has announced their plans to build an enormous, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Limestone County, just outside of Huntsville. Located near the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing US facility and Facebook’s Huntsville Data Center in the North Huntsville Industrial Park, the upcoming Amazon fulfillment center will bring upwards of 500 new jobs to the region when it begins production this fall.
“We’re excited to launch operations at our new fulfillment center in Huntsville this fall. The new fulfillment center will create more than 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting the first day on the job.
In this state of the art, one million square-foot fulfillment center, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship bulky or larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs.”Owen Torres, spokesperson, Amazon
Amazon adds another Alabama Facility
Amazon is no stranger to Alabama. The company made headlines in 2019 when they opened an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, and they haven’t slowed down. Since then, Amazon has been working on three new facilities in the Birmingham area:
- Project Magic — a 200,000 square-foot logistics center and distribution hub located on the former site of Century Plaza, once Alabama’s largest shopping mall.
- Project Church — a 278,800 square-foot Sortation Center, where workers sort and consolidate orders onto trucks for faster delivery.
- An unnamed delivery station at the Birmingham Food Terminal.
In addition, Amazon operates several “Amazon Hub Lockers” throughout the state, which customers can use to securely stow their packages until they are picked up.