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Amazon To Shutdown 3 Distribution Centers

Affecting 210 employees

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Amazon.com is closing three of its fulfillment centers in Munster, Indiana, Red Rock, Nevada, and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, the first time the online retailer has closed a warehouse since 2006.

Amazon said the move is part of a reorganization of its distribution network so it can "better balance product mix and customer orders."

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos

Patty Smith, spokeswoman for Amazon, said the distribution centers would close by the end of May, affecting 210 employees. Smith said "eligible" workers would be given the chance to transfer to other U.S. fulfillment centers.

"A variety of factors went into the plan to close these three buildings," said Smith. "We added approximately 3 million square feet of capacity in the North American fulfillment network in 2008, and will be converting a fulfillment center in Phoenix to accommodate our larger items (such as big screen TVs) and adding several hundred thousand sq feet to that facility."

"This additional capacity allows to the opportunity to better balance product mix and customer orders across the network year-round."

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spent the past week working in a fulfillment center here in Lexington, Kentucky.
 

Amazon To Shutdown 3 Distribution Centers
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  • Anonymous

    hello i had an amazon account and was making them money but they suspended my account and kept my money for 90 days and i cant sell anything there now all i was selling is what was already there it says sell yours here and thats what i did they suspended my account now they owe me 500 dollars i cant get from them just because i was selling adult dvds there everyone else is to are they doing this to everyone i made them money no wonder there going broke the owner needs to fire some of his sell staff there a bunch of dummys i could have made them alot of money i hope they go bankrupt myself they are unprofessional ive never been treated that way

    • Guest

      Amazon aren’t going broke. You claim they suspended you for no good reason, but then hint that in fact you were breaking the terms you agreed to. Is that right? If so, then I’ve no sympathy for you my friend.

      Amazon is a great site and I spend so much with them I’m considering buying shares.

  • Guest

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  • Guest

    I end my statement saying I thank you for this service and am optimistic that amazon.com will be back online – I also think that in the future there

  • Guest

    When it comes to selling on Amazon, they are a BUNCH OF THIEVES, I can’t wait to see more class action suits against Amazon and hopefully someone steps up and shuts them down for their criminal practices for sellers on Amazon. Sellers don’t last on Amazon, Amazon uses your funds they keep after suspending your account, they feel they can get more than enough sellers after suspending others, they make interest of your money to feed their bottomline as they can’t support it themselves anymore.

    CNN, ABC, Dateline, someone needs to put their practices for sellers under a microscope or sue them for violating their own rules that they claim others do while on their site…HYPOCRITES.