Online retail giant Amazon.com, Inc. has announced plans to build a one-million-square-foot fulfilment centre in the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park, strengthening Rickenbacker Inland Port's growing reputation as the ideal location for businesses to move goods through the US and around the world.
"We are proud to welcome Amazon to the growing business community in the Columbus Region," said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker. "Amazon selected a prime location for their fulfilment centre. By locating in a high-speed, multimodal logistics hub that's within a day's drive to nearly half of the US population, Amazon will have the geographical advantage to keep worldwide customers very happy with unrivaled speed to market and last-mile service."
The new fulfilment centre at Rickenbacker is expected to be ready for occupancy in the third quarter of 2016. Amazon also plans to build an additional 800,000 square foot fulfilment centre in Etna, Ohio. The two fulfilment centres, which are welcome additions to the three new data centres Amazon is already building in the Columbus Region, are expected to bring more than 2,000 new jobs to the Buckeye State.