Amazon to build new distribution centre outside Edmonton
By The Canadian PressConstruction
NISKU, Alta. – Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is opening a new distribution centre in Leduc County, just south of Edmonton, with plans to create 600 full-time jobs by 2020.
The e-commerce company says the approximately 92,900-square-metre (one-million-square-foot) centre in Nisku, Alta., will be the company’s 11th distribution facility in Canada, and its second in Alberta. It already operates a similar facility in Rocky View County in southern Alberta, where it employs more than 1,500 full-time workers.
Amazon’s other fulfilment facilities are located in British Columbia and Ontario.
The Seattle-based company says workers at the new centre will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping larger items such as outdoor equipment, patio furniture and bicycles.
Construction on the facility is expected to start next year, but the online retailer revealed no specifics about the build team.