Amazon to open center in Edison

July 16, 2017 by  

A new Amazon facility will take over the Frigidaire factory in Edison, which has sat vacant for more than 10 years.

The building, which is at Vineyard Road and Route 27, offers 900,000 square feet of space, and is one of three facilities the e-retail giant has opened in New Jersey. The others are in Logan Township and Cranbury, and among them, the three are expected to create 2,500 jobs. The new site should be open by the end of 2017.

The new facility is a fulfillment center where workers pack orders, with approximately 1,000 people employed in such a location. It has taken two years for the transaction to be completed, and the lead on the effort was taken by Seagis Property Group, LLC, from which Amazon is leasing the property. Melissa Pearlstein, who is the policy administrator for Edison, said Seagis paid $61.5 million for the property in 2006.

Amazon has been putting sites in New Jersey since 2012. Since that time, its workforce has grown to 13,000 employees in Florence, Robbinsville, Carteret, Logan Township, and Avenel. According to Amazon’s Akash Chauhan, who is the company’s VP of North American Operations, New Jersey has provided two factors that have enabled Amazon to grow – great workers and great customers.

New premises often call for work with stationery printers, which can create letterheads that shows the new address and other contact information.