In 2017, Amazon began construction on two fulfillment centers at our business parks.
According to Amazon, thousands of items will move through the buildings each day to customers like you—which requires more than 10 miles of conveyance.
Here’s what it takes to bring these job centers to life in our region:
- More than 400 miles of wire and cable
- 10,000 light fixtures
- 17,000 tons of steel—enough steel for 14,000 cars
- 65,000 cubic yards of concrete. That’s enough to pave a single lane road from Troutdale to the Capitol in Salem.
The 855,000-square-foot facility at the former brownfield site now known as Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park will cover 74 acres. A second location, in Portland’s Rivergate Industrial District, will be home to a one million-square-foot facility.
1,500 construction and tradespeople started working last summer on the massive projects.
Once the two facilities are open, Amazon expects to hire 1,500 workers in Troutdale and 1,000 in Portland. Workers at both locations will pick, pack and ship customer items.