Amazon to build facility in Rickenbacker


Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to build a one-million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park, on the doorstep of Rickenbacker International Airport.

This gives a boost to Rickenbacker Inland Port’s growing reputation as a prime location for businesses to move goods through the US and around the world.

Rickenbacker airport continues to develop its cargo volumes and in October Cathay Pacific Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo upped flight frequencies.

The gateway is set to open a new 100,000 square foot cargo terminal sometime in the middle of next year to meet demand for cargo.

Columbus Regional Airport Authority operates Rickenbacker and president and chief executive officer, Elaine Roberts says: “We are proud to welcome Amazon to the growing business community in the Columbus Region.

“Amazon selected a prime location for their fulfillment center. By locating in a high-speed, multimodal logistics hub that’s within a day’s drive to nearly half of the US population, Amazon will have the geographical advantage to keep worldwide customers very happy with unrivaled speed to market and last-mile service.”

The new fulfillment center at Rickenbacker is expected to be ready for occupancy in the third quarter of 2016. Amazon also plans to build an additional 800,000 square foot fulfillment center in Etna, Ohio.