Amazon opens facility in South Florida
Pembroke Park, Florida – Amazon has opened the first robotics delivery station in Florida.
“This is a totally different system from what we’ve ever had,” said Paul Clemons, the operations manager. “That’s exciting,” he added.
More than 300 machines called “drives” can be loaded up with as much as a thousand pounds of packages.
By 8:30 a.m., the packages are loaded onto the vehicles and it’s time to hit the road.
Currently, there are 60 employees in this 24/7 operation taking up a 200,000 square foot space and they are hiring.
According to the Town of Pembroke Park Mayor Geoffrey Jacobs, Pembroke Park has had no new developments in a long time.
“Having Amazon in Pembroke Park is a blessing as it brings much needed jobs to our diverse community. The town is comprised of half industrial businesses, a quarter commercial businesses and a quarter affordable residential housing. It’s a perfect fit for Pembroke Park, not to mention other new business development are following. I am very grateful to have Amazon here and I look forward to what the future holds for my town. ”