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October 16, 2023

Amazon opens 2 new warehouses in Greater Hartford

Michael Puffer | Hartford Business Journal Amazon occupies this 182,000-square-foot South Windsor facility at 240 Ellington Road.

Amazon announced that it has opened two new distribution centers in Greater Hartford, in Glastonbury and South Windsor, after scaling back an aggressive expansion strategy last year.

The e-commerce giant said it opened the warehouses ahead of the busy holiday gift-giving season. Together, they employ about 250 full- and part-time employees.

Amazon’s 105,000-square-foot warehouse at 35 National Drive in Glastonbury opened on Aug. 30, according to the announcement.

Built in 1973, the facility was renovated in 2021 and is now 100% leased to Amazon. The property is owned by Winstanley Enterprises.

35 National Drive, Glastonbury

In addition, Amazon opened in nearby South Windsor at 240 Ellington Road on Sept. 27.The 182,000-square-foot facility was built on speculation by Indiana-based developer Scannell Properties, which has been an active builder of industrial facilities in Greater Hartford.

South Windsor approved construction of the facility in 2019. Amazon has signed a long-term lease for the facility.

The openings follow Amazon’s plan to slow down its aggressive logistics network expansion in 2022, following a reported $3.8 billion net loss during the first quarter.

Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than $7.2 billion in Connecticut, including infrastructure and employee wages, according to the company.

Also, Amazon said it has created more than 15,000 direct jobs in Connecticut. 

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