Amazon opened a new fulfillment center in Baltimore County’s Sparrows Point this week.
This is the e-commerce company’s second facility in the development at the former site of the Sparrows Point steel mill, now known as Tradepoint Atlantic. It follows an initial 855,000-square-foot distribution hub that opened in 2018. This new spot will employ over 500 full-time associates that work alongside technology to pick, pack and ship larger items to customers, according to a press release. Openings are still left to be filled, per the company.
Amazon now has four fulfillment centers in the state, including others at a former General Motors site along Broening Highway in Baltimore city and in Cecil County’s North East.
With the new center, government officials ranging from Governor Larry Hogan to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski are excited by the expansion and continued revitalization of Sparrows Point, which was once home to the Bethlehem Steel blast furnace known as the “Beast of the East.”
“This investment is more important than ever as we continue on our road to economic recovery, and it is further proof that Maryland truly is open for business,” Hogan said in a statement.
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