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Amazon to Open Two More Fulfillment Centers in Illinois

Amazon will open two more fulfillment centers in Illinois, this time in Edwardsville. Both fulfillment centers will span more than 700,000 square-feet each where employees will pick, pack and ship items for customers. One of the buildings will specialize in handling larger items like big-screen televisions, sports equipment, and kayaks, and the other building will handle smaller items such as books, toys, and electronics.

The two warehouses make a total of ten announced in 2016 in the US. Last week, Amazon announced it would build two new warehouses in California and another in Illinois.

It also announced this spring plans to build new Fulfillment Centers in Texas, California, Kansas, and two in New Jersey.

It’s interesting to note that earlier this week Mlive.com reported that Amazon is contracting with SpartanNash Co. to supply grocery products to the company. “The work for Amazon includes supplying products to the company’s distribution centers for them to sell,” it wrote.

Amazon said the new FCs in Edwardsville, Illinois would bring over 1,000 fulltime jobs to the area when they open.

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