As consumers desire short delivery times for their goods, the need for suppliers to open additional fulfillment centers increases. Warehouse space needs to be strategically located to meet these needs.
Below is an article below from chicagotribune.com that includes the details of the 3rd Amazon fulfillment center in the Chicagoland area. After you read the article, contact us at Caton Commercial so we can develop a plan to meet your Commercial Real Estate needs.
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E-commerce giant Amazon is opening a third Chicago-area fulfillment center in Romeoville. The company didn't receive any local or state tax breaks.
Employees at the more than 750,000-square-foot warehouse will pick, pack and ship large items, such as big-screen TVs, sports equipment and kayaks, Amazon said in a news release Tuesday.
"It's very exciting for us. To have a large employer of this scale come into your community and bring in hundreds of new jobs almost overnight is always a positive," said Romeoville Mayor John Noak.
After years of keeping physical operations out of Illinois to avoid sales taxes, Amazon has been rapidly ramping up operations in Will County. Amazon announced plans for its first Illinois warehouse last summer, a 500,000-square-foot facility employing 1,500 in Joliet. In May, Amazon said it would add an even bigger 700,000-square-foot facility with more than 2,000 full-time jobs in Joliet.