Prologis to Build 1 MSF Amazon Fulfillment Center in Auburndale, Florida

Pictured is an image of an Amazon fulfillment center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The new facility in Auburndale, Fla., will span 1 million square feet and house 500 full-time employees. (Picture courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

AUBURNDALE, FLA. — San Francisco-based industrial developer Prologis plans to build a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Auburndale for e-commerce giant Amazon. Situated in the Lakeland MSA about 50 miles east of Tampa, the new facility will house 500 full-time employees who will pick, pack and ship large customer items including sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles and large household goods. Amazon currently employs more than 13,500 full-time associates throughout Florida. Earlier this week, Amazon announced a similar sized fulfillment center that Hillwood will develop in the metro Memphis town of Olive Branch, Miss. A timeline for construction of the Auburndale facility was not disclosed. The Tampa Bay Business Journal reported in August that the new center will sit on a 146-acre site near the Interstate 4-State Road 559 interchange.

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