Amazon cuts ribbon on new Tallahassee fulfillment center

Published 8:17 pm Thursday, September 14, 2023

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One of Tallahassee’s largest employers held its grand opening and ribbon cutting this morning: Amazon’s Tallahassee fulfillment center. The location has technically been in operation since July, when the center received its first shipment of product. While there are 1,000 employees, robots do a fair amount of work at the facility as well. Small, Roomba-esque robots carry shelves of products to work stations for processing by human employees, while miles of conveyor belts criss-cross overhead, carrying packages from work station to truck.

Local politicians and officials, including Tallahassee mayor John E. Daily, were present. Kimberly Price, general manager of the fulfillment center, lead a tour of the facility Thursday morning, showing the press the entire process.

“There’s not anything really like this around this area,” Price said, describing the facility’s local impact. “We have folks coming in from all over the place. Taylor County, Gadsden County, Jefferson. We have folks coming in from Thomasville, Wakulla County.”

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The 630,000 square-foot facility is the shopping giant’s tenth in Florida.

“At Amazon, we are deeply committed to investing in our employees’ long-term success, fostering community engagement, and driving economic development,” Price later said in a press release.