Amazon Will Build Robotics Facility in VA’s Henrico County
Amazon will build a robotics fulfillment center on 119 acres of ancillary land at Richmond Raceway in Virginia’s Henrico County. The multi-story, 650,000-square-foot facility will be the first of its kind in Central Virginia and is anticipated to launch in 2022.
“Amazon continues to demonstrate confidence in Virginia by expanding and reinvesting in our Commonwealth,” said Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. “As we work to rebound from the impacts of the pandemic, we are grateful for Amazon’s commitment to supporting our communities and providing jobs to thousands of Virginians.”
The Seattle-based retailer first launched its Virginia fulfillment operations in 2006 in Sterling. Since then, the company has grown its operations network in the Commonwealth to include more than 10 fulfillment and sortation centers and delivery stations. In addition to the company’s Arlington headquarters, Amazon also has 13 Whole Foods Market locations statewide and three Prime Now Hubs.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).