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Amazon Plans Fulfillment Hub and Delivery Station in Forney, Texas

08/17/2020
Amazon plans to open a 1-million square foot fulfillment center 21 miles east of Dallas in Forney, Texas.

The new fulfillment center will launch in 2021 and is expected to create over 500 new full-time jobs.

Amazon is also planning a new 200,000 square-foot delivery station in Forney, which is anticipated to launch later in 2020.

Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers. The delivery station will create over 100 full- and part-time jobs, in addition to offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own small business delivering Amazon packages, and independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.

“We’re excited to be expanding our network of operations in Forney,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We look forward to creating over 500 jobs for the local Forney community, with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”

“Bringing a transcendent company such as Amazon to Forney is a huge step for our community,” said Mary Penn, Mayor of Forney. “One of my biggest priorities has been to create more jobs and bring economic opportunity to our citizens. Now more than ever, this is a crucial time for economic growth and I feel confident Amazon will bring that to the City of Forney. I’m grateful to Amazon, city council and staff for making this possible.”

“I am incredibly proud to welcome Amazon to our growing community. This announcement shows that Forney offers a great climate and resources for businesses to thrive,” said Derald Cooper, Forney city council member. “Our council believes it’s critically important to bring more opportunities to Forney so residents have the opportunity to work where they live. This is a great step forward and I am excited to see how Amazon positively impacts our community.”

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