Amazon expands its fulfillment center with a first of its kind production facility in the state of Florida.
Amazon will open its first Print on Demand books facility in the State of Florida at the company’s fulfillment center near Orlando International Airport (MCO). The facility located off Boggy Creek Road allows Amazon to manufacture books locally to support customer fulfillment and delivery operations while streamlining production and reducing costs. Amazon will create more than 100 jobs, generating an even greater impact on the local community than the initial establishment of its highly technical fulfillment center in Orange County.
“We’re excited to expand our network to better serve our customers in Florida.”Sam Blatt, Economic Development manager for Amazon.
“We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout the Sunshine State,” said Sam Blatt, Economic Development manager for Amazon.
Amazon’s expansion demonstrates why Fortune 500 companies are choosing to grow in Orlando thanks to the strength and value of the region’s assets as a business location.
The new, high-tech facility will support authors and publishers with a service that makes books on-demand when Amazon customers place an order. Print on Demand gives customers more selection without publishers having to cover the upfront cost of printing inventory.
“We are excited to support the company’s expansion, bringing new jobs and capital investment to Orange County.”Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.
On top of Amazon’s minimum $15 per hour wage, the company offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits including full medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50 percent match starting on day one. Amazon also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility to support their growing families.
“Amazon expanding its capabilities from distribution to include manufacturing in its Orlando fulfilment center adds more rungs to the career ladder of opportunities in our region through the company’s tuition reimbursement and workforce development programs,” said Orlando Economic Partnership president and CEO Tim Giuliani.
“We welcome Amazon’s continued growth in our region and commitment to advancing broad-based prosperity.”Tim Giuliani, Orlando Economic Partnership president and CEO
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) continues to work closely with Amazon to facilitate its continued growth in the region, providing the company with information to make the business case for the company’s expansion in Orlando versus other locations around the world. The Partnership worked closely with Orange County to facilitate the company’s permitting and license process, enabling an efficient turnaround time for the facility’s construction.
For more information or to schedule an interview with a representation with the Partnership or Amazon, please contact Justin Braun at 407.902.0211 or at Justin.Braun@Orlando.org.