Amazon has chosen Tucson for a new fulfillment center with plans to hire more than 1,500 workers.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that the warehouse will handle customer returns, light assembly, 3-D printing and direct product pickup by customers from automated kiosks on the city’s southeast side.
Luring the company here began eight months ago and land at the Port of Tucson was identified as ideal, said Joe Snell, CEO of Sun Corridor Inc.
The 855,000-square-foot facility will sit on several Port of Tucson parcels totaling 94 acres, which will be annexed into the city of Tucson.
The industrial building will be the second-largest in the Tucson area. The largest, Target's fulfillment center also on the city's southeast side, is 975,000 square feet.
Amazon has four existing fulfillment centers in Arizona with more than 7,000 employees.
The warehouse will be a one-story structure, about 60 feet high, with 64 loading docks, 398 tractor-trailer parking spaces and about 2,500 vehicle parking spaces.