Amazon's $350 million distribution center in Clay will become operational April 18, according to the company in a statement Tuesday.
Construction of the 3.8 million square foot building at the former site of the Liverpool Golf and Country Club began in the beginning of 2020, expecting to open in the fall of 2021.
Amazon attributed delays to worldwide shortages of available parts needed to complete the facility, which includes 10 miles of computer-driven conveyor belts.
"We are excited to announce that our new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Onondaga County will be operational on April 18. This fulfillment center will be the first of its kind in upstate New York, and Amazon employees at our new 3.7 million square foot will work alongside innovative Amazon robotics technology to pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such as books, electronics, small household goods and toys," said a company spokesperson in a statement to Spectrum News 1.
"This new facility not only expands Amazon’s robust fulfillment and logistics network in New York State, but we are proud to continue to invest in our incredible workforce. We have started to hire for the 1,000 positions that are available, and look forward to our June ribbon cutting and opening ceremony. For interested applicants, click here."
Amazon's other facility on Kirkville Road near 4-81 in DeWitt is also expected to be completed sometime this spring, which holds its own 112,000 square foot delivery station.
This facility is expected to bring as many as 200 new jobs.