Amazon Expands NorCal Industrial Portfolio

The online retail giant will open its 10th fulfillment center in the state next year.
Employee at one of Amazon's eighth generation fulfillment centers

Employee at one of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment centers

Sacramento, Calif.—Seefried Industrial Properties and USAA Real Estate Co. are developing Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Sacramento, Calif., the fourth fulfillment center the company has added over the last four years, and 10th in the state overall.

The facility will be located at Metro Air Park, a long-awaited business development near Sacramento International Airport. Employees at the new 855,000-square-foot Sacramento fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

“Our ongoing expansion in California, which started just four short years ago, is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in this state,” Akash Chauhan, Amazon vice president of North American operations, said in a prepared release. “Customers are seeing on a regular basis Amazon’s customer obsession, innovative culture, and operational excellence – all of which is driven by the 14,000-plus Californians who work in Amazon fulfillment centers across the state. We are incredibly proud of what has been accomplished in California.”

Already in 2016, the shipping giant announced fulfillment centers in north Sacramento, Tracy and Eastvale, and it also currently fulfilling customer orders at its seven Golden State facilities in Moreno Valley, Patterson, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino and Tracy. The company also announced the development of new fulfillment centers in Kansas City and metro Atlanta.

“Amazon coming to Sacramento represents a big step forward as our community continues to grow,” Roberta MacGlashan, chair of the Sacramento County board of supervisors, said in the release. “We have seen Amazon be a positive influence elsewhere in the state, and we are pleased that Amazon has chosen to invest in this region as well.”

The new facility is expected to open in 2017.

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