MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Amazon will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday on its sixth fulfillment center in Tennessee and the first in the state to use Amazon Robotics technology.
Construction work started in November at the site near New Allen and Hawkins Mill Road in Raleigh. That same month, WMC reported that a deed filed with the Shelby County Register showed Amazon purchased the facility for more than $3 million.
The fulfillment center will employ more than 1,000 people with benefits starting on day one.
The company confirmed Wednesday that the facility will be the first in Tennessee to utilize Amazon Robotics technology to pick, pack and ship smaller items to customers.
Local and state officials will attend the ceremony Monday. The groundbreaking is not open to the public, but WMC Action News 5 will be there to bring you an update on-air and online.