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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Robbinsville to get Amazon site

Santa's coming to Robbinsville, albeit a bit late., the online commerce juggernaut, announced this morning it will be taking over a 1.2 million square foot warehouse facility in Robbinsville in early 2014. The township, in announcing the deal, said the plan will create at least 700 jobs.

Spokesman John Nalbone, in announcing the deal, said it will bring in some $22.1 million in tax revenue for the township, school district and Mercer County. The site, at the Matrix Business Park off of exit 7A, is the first of two planned warehouses in New Jersey.

"Phase one of Amazon's new state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Robbinsville will spur growth and investment for the Garden State and our local economies while bringing meaningful job creation opportunities for New Jersey's families, " said Governor Chris Christie. "Amazon's multi-million dollar investment in this one facility alone is expected to result in the creation of hundreds of full-time jobs in addition to temporary, seasonal and construction jobs. Today's announcement represents the strength of our successful partnership with Amazon and I want to express our sincere thanks for their continued commitment to investing in our state and bringing these job opportunities to our residents."

The employees there will pick, pack and ship smaller items that the company sells such as DVDs. The release also said those jobs receive an average 9 percent salary increase.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Amazon to Robbinsville Township,'' said Mayor Dave Fried in the release. "We understand Amazon could have chosen anywhere in New Jersey to build its new distribution center, and we are fortunate to have the infrastructure and resources to meet their needs and consummate one of the most sought-after business partnerships in recent memory. With hundreds of new jobs and the tax revenue for our Township, we are obviously thrilled Amazon chose Robbinsville.''


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