Amazon Plans $80M Packaging Center Near Indianapolis
Amazon.com Inc. signed a lease for a new $80-million distribution facility on a 75-acre site along Allen Road in Greenwood, IN, 15 miles south of Indianapolis. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant calls the 615,440-square-foot building a “Receive Center,” which is used to package incoming products for shipment to fulfillment centers.
Amazon expects to spend $45 million on the building and another $35 million to outfit the the facility with conveyor systems, parcel sorters, racking systems, material-handling equipment and IT scanning and picking equipment.
Indianapolis-based Scannell Properties will develop and own the build-to-suit facility. The site between Graham and Collins roads, near Interstate 65, could be operational by next summer and running with full employment of 1,250 workers by the end of 2021.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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