News that Amazon is building a 465,000 square foot fulfillment center in Albuquerque comes as the online commerce giant is rapidly building across the country.
The new Albuquerque building on the west side of the city near the intersection of Interstate 40 and Atrisco Vista Boulevard follows on the heels of the building of a new 1.4 million square foot distribution center in Deltona, Florida, which is expected to be completed this fall.
Amazon is also currently building a $100 million, 1 million square foot distribution center in Beloit, Wisconsin; as well as a fulfillment center in Clay, New York, that will also measure 1 million square feet and is expected to be operational by the fall of 2021.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent national shutdown two months ago, Amazon has seen its sales skyrocket. According to the online research company Comscore, the company’s website saw more than 2.5 billion visitors in March—a 65 percent increase over March of 2019.
The company has also hired around 175,000 new workers to keep up with demand.
According to the New York-based newspaper, The Observer, Amazon has additionally seen a “record quarterly revenue of $75.5 billion, beating Wall Street estimates, and a net income of $2.5 billion.”
Work on the new Amazon fulfillment center in Albuquerque, which is already underway, is expected to wrap up by the fall of 2021.
By Garry Boulard
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