An existing industrial building in the city of Pewaukee, Wis., will soon become an Amazon warehouse and distribution center that is expected to create more than 130 jobs. The empty building sits on 16.5 acres and is 165,000 square feet. According to city documents, the estimated project cost is $13 million.
Kyle DeGiulio, an Amazon manager of economic development policy, says the building will support the company's same-day delivery program network. "The fulfillment operation will receive line haul trailers from our supply chain network and store the product within our fulfillment centers," DeGiulio says.
DeGiulio also said that since the new facility is close to customers, it would reduce the need for aircraft transport and "generally decreases the distance drivers travel to deliver packages to our customers. This also supports our commitment to the climate pledge to be net zero carbon by 2040."
The facility will store a variety of small product inventory received from larger fulfillment in the company's supply chain network. While the facility will operate nearly 24 hours a day, order shipment times would take place between 4:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.
The site plan includes a new parking area of 101 spaces to the east of the building. An additional 21 spaces will also be added to the existing west parking lot.