Amazon to locate third distribution center in Indiana

By Scott Sarvay

Amazon to locate third distribution center in Indiana

June 18, 2010 Updated Aug 12, 2008 at 11:20 AM EDT

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Global online retailer Amazon.com, Inc announced today it will open a new 950,000-square-foot distribution center creating more than 350 new jobs by 2011.

Operated by Amazon.com.indc LLC, the new center will be located in the Airtech Logistics Park near the Indianapolis International Airport.

"For the third time in less than a year, Amazon.com has chosen Indiana as the site for one of its fulfillment centers," said Governor Mitch Daniels. "With its Munster, Whitestown and now Plainfield facilities, Amazon is on track to employ more than 1,600 in Indiana. This is terrific news from a great global company that continues to recognize that Indiana as a destination of choice for new job-creating investment."

In March Amazon.com announced plans to open a Whitestown, Ind. distribution center that is expected to employ more than 1,200 associates. Late last year the company announced plans to locate a fulfillment center employing 100 in the Northwest Indiana town of Munster.

"We've been very pleased with the success of our both of our Indiana facilities and are looking forward to opening our new Plainfield fulfillment center later this year," said Arthur Valdez, director of North American fulfillment for Amazon.

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