Governor Ralph Northam announced that Amazon will open a new fulfillment center for its Amazon Basics line in Prince George County. The company will lease the former 798,000-square-foot Ace Hardware Corporation facility, adding up to 150 new jobs to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees in the Commonwealth.
“This investment expands Amazon’s footprint in Virginia and is a strong testament to our competitive business climate, prime East Coast location, and unmatched talent,” said Governor Northam. “We continue to build on our corporate partnership with Amazon, and we are pleased that the new fulfillment center will create up to 150 well-paid jobs in Prince George County.”
Amazon launched its Virginia fulfillment operations in 2013. The company has 10 fulfillment and sortation centers, as well as delivery stations in Ashland, Chesapeake, Chester, Clear Brook, Petersburg, Richmond, Springfield, and Sterling. In addition to the company’s Arlington headquarters, Amazon also has 13 Whole Foods Market locations and three Prime Now Hubs across the state.
“Amazon is proud to continue its growth and investment in Virginia with our newest fulfillment center in Prince George County,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “The Commonwealth and its incredible workforce have been vital to our ability to serve our incredible customers and provide great selection and super-fast Prime shipping speeds across the state and the region. We are excited to create more than 150 new full-time jobs which will provide industry-leading pay and benefits starting on day one.”
“The new fulfillment center in Prince George County will provide Amazon optimal access to national markets from Interstate 95,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “This important project will re-open the former Ace Hardware facility and create valuable jobs, and we thank the company for continuing to expand in Virginia.”
Amazon’s fulfillment network supports millions of businesses of all sizes worldwide through its Fulfillment by Amazon offering, many of which are based in Virginia. There are more than 61,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in the Commonwealth growing their companies and reaching new customers through Amazon products and services.
“Amazon has again found a premier business location in the Gateway Region,” said Keith Boswell, President and CEO of Virginia’s Gateway Region. “Joining its two additional fulfillment centers in Dinwiddie and Chesterfield counties, the company will continue to benefit from our proximity to major U.S. markets, logistics capabilities, and dedicated workforce.”