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Amazon opening sorting facility in Lancaster


Hundreds of new jobs are on the way for local residents. The largest Internet-based retailer in the world is setting up shop in the Town of Lancaster.

Amazon spokesperson Lauren Lynch tells WBFO News the Seattle based company will be opening a "sortation center" at 4201 Walden Avenue.

Lynch said, via email, that the company considers several factors in its site selection process including placing facilities as close to the customer as possible to ensure fast shipping speeds and Amazon found plenty of talent in the local workforce.

Town Supervisor Johanna Coleman says it's great news.   

"Not just for Lancaster but for the entire region. And whenever you have good positive clean industry moving into a community that encourages more of the same kind of industry," Coleman said.
Amazon's plan for the large warehouse at Walden and Pavement Road, Coleman says, will help fill the void created when the previous employer vacated the property last year.

The new sortation center, according to Lynch, will allow Amazon to offer later purchase cut-off times  and to sort packages from other facilities for faster delivery. She says it's scheduled to open later this year.