WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH)– Amazon.com has officially opened its mammoth warehouse in Windsor and announced that between that and a facility in Wallingford they are now employing over 800 people here.
The Governor touring the 1.5 million square foot facility near Bradley Airport that features the latest robotics for packing and distributing merchandise.
Amazon got a tax break on the big plant but also agreed to collect the Connecticut Sales Tax on all purchases made here. The new GM says Connecticut is a good place to do business.
“Connecticut has been and Windsor has been a tremendous place to do business. We have an abundance of great talent here. We have a number of local people that are working here and finding careers here. The enthusiasm and dedication and ownership that they show everyday is among the best I’ve seen,” said Eric Powell, Amazon.com
This is the first Amazon warehouse of this kind in New England. Another is planned for Fall River, Massachusetts.