Seattle’s Amazon.com announced Friday what most people in the South Sound suspected: It will open a fulfillment center in DuPont by next fall.
In a news release, Amazon announced plans to open a 1 million-square-foot center. The company said it will create “hundreds of full-time jobs with benefits at the new site.”
The expected investment in the project will exceed $100 million, the company said. At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship items, some even as large as canoes or televisions.
As we reported last week, a company tied to the online retailing giant bought 92 acres for $26.2 million. Indiana-based Duke Realty will build the project so Amazon can move in by fall 2013.