Amazon is planning a new delivery station in Bristol, Virginia, which is expected to open later this year. The delivery station will be located at 103 Thomas Road in the Bristol Virginia Industrial Park in an existing building. The center is expected to create 200 to 300 jobs.
BRISTOL, Va. — Online retailer giant Amazon announced last week its plans to establish a delivery center in Bristol, Virginia, that is expected to create about 200 to 300 jobs.
The Seattle-based company, which is presently building a 2.8-million-square-foot East Coast office complex in Arlington, Virginia, issued a statement last Wednesday.
“Amazon is excited to expand operations into Southwest Virginia, investing in a new delivery station in Bristol. We are committed to providing efficient delivery for customers and creating hundreds of jobs for the talented workforce in the area,” Amazon spokeswoman Courtney Johnson Norman said in the statement.
The facility will be in the 70,350-square-foot former Snack Alliance building at 103 Thomas Road in the Bristol, Virginia Industrial Park near Interstate 81’s Exit 7. Work is currently underway at the site. The grading occurring next to the building is for box truck parking, van staging and van loading/unloading.
Since it’s an existing building, the facility is expected to open later this year and offer a starting wage of $15 per hour plus a variety of benefits, according to the statement.
The facility will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the region. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers, according to the statement.
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