Amazon to open Augusta County distribution facility
New center to create 500 jobs
Amazon.com Inc. will open a 1 million-square-foot, nonsortable fulfillment center in Augusta County, creating 500 jobs, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday.
The facility at 32 Trader Road in Fishersville will open in spring 2023 and will pick, pack and ship bulky or larger-sized items, such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment or rugs.
“This new 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Augusta County will enhance Amazon’s supply chain and create 500 valuable jobs for the Shenandoah Valley,” Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick said in a statement. “Virginia’s position as a premier logistics destination is bolstered by continued investments from industry leaders like Amazon, which is catalyzing economic development in regions across the commonwealth.”
Amazon has more than 30 fulfillment and sorting centers and delivery stations in Virginia. The first opened in Sterling in 2006.
“We are proud to expand our Virginia operations with this Fishersville fulfillment center,” said Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment Melissa Nick. “This facility joins two recently launched delivery stations in Waynesboro and Louisa and will be vital to our ability to serve customers and provide great selection and fast Prime shipping speeds across the region.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Augusta County and the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. Amazon is eligible to receive benefits from the state’s Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for new, full-time jobs created.
Other Amazon projects coming in 2022 include an inbound cross-dock fulfillment center in Chesapeake and a robotics fulfillment center in Suffolk, both opening in spring.
“Jump-starting the economy is a top priority for my administration, and we celebrate the 500 new jobs in Augusta County and a strengthened partnership with Amazon,” Youngkin said. “Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Virginia is a testament to the commonwealth’s exceptional infrastructure, competitive business costs and long-term commitment that I’ve made to make sure we are developing talent and training workers to make Virginia the best state for business.”