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Amazon to construct delivery station in Pinellas Park

Veronica Brezina

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Rendering of Amazon's Tallahassee fulfillment center, slated for 2022. Image: Amazon.

E-commerce giant Amazon will build a new delivery station in Pinellas Park.

The announcement on Wednesday is part of Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) larger plans to open a new fulfillment center warehouse in Tallahassee and five additional delivery stations across Florida in 2022.

The 40,000-square-foot Pinellas Park facility, which will be located at 6101 45th St. N, will serve as a terminus for last-mile consumer deliveries. 

The new 630,000 square-foot fulfillment center is anticipated to launch in Tallahassee in late 2022. It will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with advanced robotics.

Amazon said the new facilities combined will create 2,000 jobs in Florida by the end of 2022. 

“Economic development is a number one priority to our city,” Pinellas Park Mayor Sandra Bradbury said in a prepared statement. “Pinellas Park is uniquely situated in the heart of Pinellas County – making its location optimal for new businesses to prosper and flourish. We support and welcome new businesses into our community and are excited about all of the opportunities for new job creation.” 

The other fulfillment centers will be in Melbourne, Riveria Beach, Coral Springs and Fort Myers. 

Amazon currently operates more than 50 sites in Florida that support customer fulfillment and delivery operations, including more than 10 facilities that launched in 2020.

Catalyst Senior Writer and Editor Bill DeYoung contributed to this report.

 

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9 Comments

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    Beth

    August 11, 2021at3:05 pm

    Please plant a lot of trees and use environmental recycling

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    Bruce

    August 12, 2021at6:11 am

    Could the city, county, state require Amazon to pay out of their amazing profits for environmentally-friendly disposal of all the products they sell including packages or just make them and other businesses pay for water, sewer, compost, recycle and garbage utilities instead of the much poorer workers and their government?

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    Bruce Barnett

    August 12, 2021at6:12 am

    Could the city, county, state require Amazon to pay out of their amazing profits for environmentally-friendly disposal of all the products they sell including packages or just make them and other businesses pay for water, sewer, compost, recycle and garbage utilities instead of the much poorer workers and their government?

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    Matt

    August 12, 2021at6:18 am

    Im all for welcoming new businesses, but amazon treats employees like slaves. I dont want them anywhere near mu city.

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    Lila

    August 13, 2021at12:00 am

    Hope they make the building install solar panels. Since that company talks about how green they are going. Oh wait they mean all the green backs the company will be making.

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    Fred

    August 13, 2021at1:17 am

    I hear that Amazon will be supplying free Depends underwear to their workers as they have very restrictive rules for restroom breaks.

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    Isaac Blackburn

    August 13, 2021at4:57 am

    Good luck finding employees! with what you pay and the cost of living in pinellas County!

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    Jack Black

    August 13, 2021at8:06 am

    People are very quick to complain about everything these days, including those who are living off government subsidies and those living well with more than adequate income.
    These same people have full control over all business and government operations – Walmart, Amazon, all large and small, and the local, state and federal governments.
    If you patronize companies you do not want or do not like their policies, you are enabling them to flourish.
    You vote, you get what you deserve. You don’t vote, you get what others want.
    So, in the end, we get what we deserve in every respect. It really is up to us to decide. Currently, we have decided to be evenly divided so we are all right and we are mostly going nowhere. Witness the clown shows in every City, County, State and Federal facility where elected officials are making decisions dictating how we will live.
    If you support open borders, you are supporting lower wages. If you support Walmart, you are supporting China. We can’t have it both ways, hence the division. Half want it one way, half want the opposite.
    We can’t get decent roads, schools and sewage systems in Pinellas County, yet we complain about companies bringing new jobs we don’t want to our County.
    We have successfully crippled the greatest country in the world.
    Congratulations!

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    Danny White

    August 13, 2021at9:22 am

    A voice of reason! Thank you, Jack Black!

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