Amazon to open fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas

This is Amazon's fifth Kansas location
Posted at 3:47 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 19:43:53-04

Kansas City, Kansas, get ready - a new Amazon fulfillment facility is coming to town.

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas City, Kansas, Mayor Mark Holland and Amazon representatives announced on Monday the new center will create more than 1,000 full time jobs. 

The facility is expected to be built within a year near the southwest side of Interstate 70 and the Turner Diagonal.

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The new facility is the second largest-sized fulfillment center Amazon has announced within a span of four months. 

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In addition to the new fulfillment center in Wyandotte County and the upcoming facility in Edgerton that will pick, pack and ship large items to customers such as big-screen televisions, sports equipment and kayaks, Amazon has existing Kansas facilities in Lenexa.

For months, speculation swirled that Amazon would open a fulfillment center in KCK. In June, the Unified Government Board of Commissioners approved an industrial revenue bonds for a project with 2.3 million square feet of usable state. The board would not name the tenant but said it was an online fulfillment center.

The KCK fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

There’s no word yet as to when the center is expected to open or when Amazon will start accepting applications for jobs at the location.



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