June 3, 2016
Amazon Inc. has announced plans to open two fulfillment centers in Edwardsville, IL, creating more than 1,000 jobs. The e-commerce and logistics company already has an existing fulfillment center in Joliet, at which 1,500 are employed.
The Edwardsville centers will be located in the Gateway and Lakeview Commerce Centers in Edwardsville. They will span more than 700,000 square-feet each where employees will pick, pack and ship items for customers. One of the buildings will specialize in handling larger items like big-screen televisions, sports equipment or kayaks and the other building will handle smaller items such as books, toys and electronics.
Edwardsville is near the St. Louis metropolitan area. Lakeview Commerce Center is a 750-acre distribution park. Gateway Commerce has 2,300 acres.