The Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Tracy, CA opened last October.
Amazon opened two weeks ahead of schedule with 300 workers and added 300 more employees each week until November. Among them are 70 managers and 60 hourly workers who already worked for the Seattle-based online retailer and moved to the Tracy facility to open it up.
According to Kul Sharma, an engineer for the city of Tracy, the construction completion was on an “aggressive timetable.” He said the city sped the process by working “hand-in-hand” with Prologis, the company developing the site for Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc.
Sharma said the city building department has worked directly with Prologis, providing prompt review of construction and keeping inspectors at the site who are dedicated to the project.
The San Joaquin Partnership assisted with the project.