Digital retailer Amazon, which already occupies more North Texas warehouse space than any other company, is announcing six more Dallas-Fort Worth delivery stations.
These shipping hubs, which average between 150,000 and 250,000 square feet, are smaller than the huge regional distribution systems and are part of what the company calls its “last mile of Amazon’s order process.”
“Packages are shipped to delivery stations from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers and loaded into vehicles for final delivery to customers,” according to the firm.
New delivery centers are to open later this year at 2400 Centennial Drive in Arlington, on Risinger Road at Old Burleson Road in Fort Worth, at Litsey Road and Beach Street in Fort Worth, at Klein Tools Boulevard and Seventh Avenue in Mansfield, at 12809 Eastgate Drive in Balch Springs and at 1398 Industrial Blvd. in McKinney.
The locations for some of these new shipping centers had previously been disclosed in planning documents.
“We are excited to continue our investment in Texas with new delivery stations across D-FW that will create hundreds of new job opportunities and provide faster and more efficient delivery for customers,” Amazon spokesman Daniel Martin said in an email. “We look forward to continuing our growth in Texas and want to thank local and state leaders for their support in making these projects possible.”
Amazon already has more than 12 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space in North Texas, and the facilities employ thousands of workers.