HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Amazon announced plans today to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Huntsville, a project that will create over 500 jobs and expand the internet retailer’s footprint in the state.
Amazon spokesman Owen Torres said in a statement that the fulfillment center, located in the Limestone County portion of Huntsville, will focus on bulky, large customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment and rugs.
“We’re excited to launch operations at our new fulfillment center in Huntsville this fall,” Torres said. “The new fulfillment center will create more than 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on the first day on the job.”
Mayor Tommy Battle said Amazon is great addition to the Huntsville region’s business community.