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Watch Amazon’s DuPont fulfillment center rising

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on March 11, 2013 at 10:35 am with No Comments »
March 11, 2013 10:35 am, the world’s largest Internet retailer, is wasting no time getting its newest Western Washington project built.

Construction crews are pouring concrete, raising walls and grading roads for Amazon’s new 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center warehouse in DuPont.

Duke Realty, an Indiana-based real estate developer that frequently works with Amazon is overseeing construction of the new warehouse on a 92-are site adjacent to Intel’s DuPont research campus.

Here’s the site for Duke’s construction webcam.  The Amazon fulfillment center is known inside Duke as Project Granite.

The building is scheduled for completion sometime this fall in time for the Christmas retail season.

The warehouse is the second for Amazon in Pierce County.  Amazon operates a 492,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Sumner. Duke bought the DuPont site in late November for $26.1 million.

The DuPont warehouse is one of at least eight Amazon is building this year around the country. The Seattle-based retailer already has 34 fulfillment centers nationwide.

The Internet giant has said it expects to hire between 630 and 950 workers to staff the new warehouse.

The company has also acquired a large tract in downtown Seattle where it plans to expand its headquarters campus.


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