TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Plans Plant Facility Expansion in s.e. Kansas Plans Plant Facility Expansion in s.e. Kansas

Telecom Digest Editor (
06 Apr 2005 11:00:00 CDT

(Excerpts from the Independence Reporter and Coffeyville Journal).

On Monday, managers of the distribution facility in
Independence/Coffeyville were given approval by the Montgomery
County Commissioners in their regular meeting to expand their
facilty. County Commissioners reviewed the plans presented by and gave the required approvals.

The company plans to begin the expansion in early May in order
to accomodate its planned expansion in its line of products sold
over the Internet. Amazon estimates the number of new jobs to
be created as a result of the expansion is 20; however they said
that might be a conservative estimate. Last year's plant expansion
resulted in 94 new jobs. Amazon employs 430 people full time, but
during the holiday season has expanded to 1500 people. The company
noted the volume of merchadise shipped each day out of Coffeyville
is the highest it has ever been.

The 'Coffeyville Industrial Park' -- Amazon's base of operations --
is located mid-way between Independence and Coffeyville.

Patrick Townson

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