FLORENCE, Ky. — Amazon announced on Tuesday that it launched a new, state-of-the-art delivery station in West Chester, Ohio, and will open a new delivery station in Northern Kentucky in 2022.
Both facilities will power last-mile delivery capabilities and offer efficient deliveries to customers across the state. These new stations will create hundreds of full-time jobs, paying an average starting wage of $18 per hour and offering a variety of benefits.
The Northern Kentucky site will be located at 7435 Industrial Road in Florence.
“Redevelopment is key to maintaining a vibrant and healthy city. We are pleased to see Amazon embrace that philosophy in Florence and welcome them to the Industrial Road corridor where they will be razing a 1970s era industrial building,” said Florence Mayor Diane Whalen. “Amazon will be building a new innovative ‘Last Mile’ e-commerce distribution facility at the location once home to Lit-Ning Products, and most recently A-1 Pallet. Florence looks forward to the completion of this state-of-the-art facility and officially becoming home to a part of the Amazon network.”
Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers. Amazon Logistics’ new delivery stations will join 16 existing delivery stations across Kentucky and Ohio. Amazon has more than 250 delivery stations in the US.
Each of Amazon’s new delivery stations are designed to meet the needs of its electric delivery vehicles. Ranging from the physical layout to the electrical design, Amazon is optimizing these spaces to offer flexibility and scale as it moves closer toward putting 10,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road in 2022.
“We are excited to make these investments that will create jobs and help ensure we can reliably and efficiently deliver to our growing number of customers in Greater Cincinnati,” said Andre Woodson, Amazon spokesperson. “We are committed to being a good community partner and we will continue to engage with the city and community members as we continue our growth across the tri-state area.”
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