Oct 6 2023

Amazon's new facility in Rockford "is three million sq. ft. of boxes, products, and conveyer belts..."

They claim to have "more than 1,000 full-time associates working in this facility..."

It "has the ability to crank out seven million packages a week..."

"The facility houses between four and five thousand robots that help sort, pick and ship these packages."

"The building has five floors with close to 16 miles of conveyer belts and can move up to one million packages a day."

Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell said, “They’ve been dealing with construction for quiet a few years but the end result is this beautiful building.”

Well, I've seen the building and I can't say it is a beautiful thing. What was beautiful was the golf course that it replaced. Whatever, hopefully it is a good addition to the community.

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