published Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Amazon.com opening third Tennessee distribution center

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Amazon today announced plans to open a 500,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Lebanon, Tenn., outside Nashville.

The online retailer said it will create hundreds of full-time and seasonal jobs at the facility this year.

The Lebanon facility will be Amazon's third fulfillment center in Tennessee, bringing its total footprint in the state to more than 2 million square feet.

As part of this footprint, Amazon will open two additional facilities in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tenn., this fall, creating 1,200 new full-time jobs in the state.

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nucanuck said...

Be careful what you wish for.

July 29, 2011 at 4:31 a.m.
rolando said...

The seriousness of the pending economic collapse of the US -- and how it will affect you personally as well as your adopted country -- has finally gotten through to you, nucanuck. Your inputs have changed about 180 degrees from a year or two ago.

Welcome to the side of fiscal sanity. Hang in there...you may begin to understand what the conservative side has been saying all along -- nanny government and socialism never works.

July 29, 2011 at 5:36 a.m.
Humphrey said...

Tennessee politics are funny. Not funny strange, but funny ha-ha. It UTK gets something, the state legislators from memphis start throwing a fit and want one, too. If Oak Ridge gets something, the legislatures from Nashville throw a fit and want one too. If Chattanooga gets something, the legislators from knoxville throw a fit and want one, too. And so on and so on. Tennessee was willing to sell out to Amazon and give up the sales tax to get those jobs. But they were coming to Chattanooga, and the legislators from the knoxville and nashville suburbs started crying. So now Nashville is going to get one too. All of a sudden the legislators from franklin are going to stop crying about sales tax and they'll flip flop to the other point of view. So here comes more whining from knoxville. A bunch of egocentric, self-centered, short sited maroooooooons.

July 29, 2011 at 9:26 p.m.
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