Palmdale is location of new Amazon Delivery Station
Expected to open by end of year
OW Staff Writer | 3/6/2020, midnight
Palmdale will be the location of a new Amazon Delivery Station, which is expected to provide employment opportunities within its Delivery Services Partners concept.
It will be located at 600 Technology Drive, which formerly was home to SST Technologies and Sinclair Printing. It is expected to open by the end of 2020.
Amazon officials say the new facility will enable the e-commerce giant to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazon's delivery capabilities and support the growing volume of customer orders. Delivery Services Partners is an innovative extension of the Amazon brand that offers individuals the opportunity to build and grow their own successful package delivery business with built-in demand and access to Amazon's technology and logistics experience.
The facility is expected to create hundreds of part-time and full-time jobs starting at $15 per hour.
“This proves that Palmdale is a great place to do business,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “This endeavor will create hundreds of new full and part time jobs and will further diversify our growing economy. We're proud to be a part of a great effort to help unleash the entrepreneurial spirit here in the Antelope Valley and provide opportunities for people to grow their own businesses.”
“I'm very proud of the fact that the city will take the project from concept to design to operational so quickly,” said Palmdale City Manager J.J. Murphy. “The fact is we were able to attract Amazon without providing them any financial incentives. It shows that major companies see Palmdale as an innovative community where they want to be so their businesses can thrive.”
“Palmdale is changing our culture to one that is business friendly and customer driven,” Murphy added. “I would like to thank our mayor and City Council for their support and our creative staff for working so hard on this initiative.”