Amazon to add delivery station in Maumelle

by Roby Brock ([email protected]) 1,563 views 

Amazon is adding a third facility to central Arkansas, the company said Thursday (Aug. 27).

The retail giant announced plans to add a delivery station to power its last mile order fulfillment process in the north end of the Maumelle Industrial Park. This facility will be one of Amazon’s delivery stations for larger items like TVs and furniture.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Amazon to our community,” said Maumelle Mayor Caleb Norris. “It is encouraging to see Amazon investing in Maumelle and central Arkansas and creating employment opportunities for our citizens. We look forward to having them as a successful member of the Maumelle Industrial Park and our community.”

The new Maumelle facility will create “dozens of full- and part-time positions,” according to Amazon and Maumelle city leaders. A time frame for opening the delivery facility was not provided.

Amazon announced in early July plans to open its first fulfillment center at the Port of Little Rock. That new fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create over 1,000 new full-time jobs.

The 825,000 square-foot distribution facility will be located on 80 acres at the port. The new center will be state-of-the-art with Amazon employees working alongside robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.

Amazon said at the time it was also planning a new 85,000 square-foot delivery station in Little Rock, anticipated to launch in late 2020. Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sorting centers, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.

The Little Rock delivery station is expected to create hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs, according to Amazon.