Amazon to Build First Fulfillment Center in MO

The 800,000-square-foot facility will be located in St. Peters, Mo., and is expected to create more than 1,500 full-time jobs.

Employee picking at eighth generation FC
Employee picking at eighth generation FC

Amazon has made public its plans to build its first Missouri fulfillment center, which will be located in St. Peters. The upcoming 800,000-square-foot facility  will follow the model used for the online retailer’s newest Baltimore fulfillment center. The estimated date of completion is the fall of 2019.  

In order to run the center, Amazon expects to hire more than 1,500 people who will pick, pack and ship small items including books, electronics and toys. The facility will be some 20 miles from the sortation center the company opened in Hazelwood, Mo. 

Amazon’s choice to locate in Missouri speaks to our strength as North America’s logistics center,” said Rob Dixon, director of Missouri’s Department of Economic Development, in a prepared statement. “Our central location, international airports, and extensive highway, rail and river networks position Missouri as an ideal location for this new facility.

City officials have expressed their support for the project. According to the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, the development will benefit from the city’s FasTrac process, which has boosted several other developments in the area.

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