Amazon's sorting facility to take up 30pc of packed Wilmington air park
AMAZON will be the top client at the Wilmington air park, taking up 30 per cent of the space
AMAZON will be the top client at the Wilmington air park, taking up 30 per cent of the space. ATSG and its subsidiaries are the second biggest of the 13 employers who will employ 2,000 workers on a site measuring 2.7 million-square feet on 1,900 acres that has now been completely leased out.
Clinton County Port Authority executive director Dan Evers says Amazon's new sorting facility will make it the largest employer, followed by ATSG and its subsidiaries, including Airborne Engineering and Maintenance Services. Other companies include ABX Air, Logistics Services, Sugar Law Office call centre and JMCC, reported Cincinatti Public Radio.
With its new sorting facility, Amazon will bring back regular air traffic seven days a week beginning in the third quarter of this year. This spring, the company is retro-fitting and re-equipping 1.2 million-square feet to meet its needs at the air park. It's sorting operation is scheduled to open in the third quarter.
It's been 10 years since DHL closed its US operations in Wilmington and two years since Amazon chose CVG over Wilmington for its Prime Air hub.
The e-retail giant's new operation at the Wilmington air park will include daily flights and an onsite facility to sort packages. The company hasn't announced how many workers it will hire, but Mr Evers put the number at hundreds initially.