Amazon, currently the largest occupier of industrial space in North Texas, will add to that footprint when they move into 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center in the DFW metro. Seefried Industrial Properties will construct the new, $80 million facility
Located in the Forney Gateway development in Forney, Texas, the property will have convenient access to US 80. It also promises to create as many as 500 positions for new associates working to pick, pack and ship bulky or larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment or rugs.
“We’re excited to be expanding our network of operations in Forney,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We look forward to creating over 500 jobs for the local Forney community.”
Amazon is also planning a new 200,000 square-foot delivery station in Forney, which is anticipated to launch later this year. Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers. The delivery station will create over 100 full- and part-time jobs.
“Bringing a transcendent company such as Amazon to Forney is a huge step for our community,” said Mary Penn, Mayor of Forney. “One of my biggest priorities has been to create more jobs and bring economic opportunity to our citizens. Now more than ever, this is a crucial time for economic growth and I feel confident Amazon will bring that to the city of Forney. I’m grateful to Amazon, city council and staff for making this possible.”