Chastain-Skillman Inc.  is excited to welcome Amazon to Central Florida. Our team provided site engineering and surveying services for the construction of Amazon’s fulfillment center located on County-Line Road. The massive warehouse will encompass 1.1 million square feet and is estimated to bring 385 jobs to Polk County. Amazon selected only two centers in Florida; the center in Lakeland and an additional center being planned in Hillsborough County. The Lakeland fulfillment center will process larger items such as TV’s and kayaks while the Hillsborough location will deal with smaller items such as books and consumer goods.

Mike Roth, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Operations, expressed his enthusiasm for the new centers.

“We appreciate the state, city and county officials who have worked with us to bring these fulfillment centers to Florida. We’re excited to join the community, bringing great jobs and investment to the area. ” 1

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The transformation from 117-acre lot to giant warehouse has already begun. Construction is to be completed as soon as August 2014.

References:
1 The Lakeland Ledger