Amazon fulfillment center opens 3.7 million-square-foot Richmond location

Since opening the Richmond fulfillment center, approximately 1,300 employees have been hired—a number that is expected to grow to 3,000 by the end of the year. (Courtesy Amazon)
Since opening the Richmond fulfillment center, approximately 1,300 employees have been hired—a number that is expected to grow to 3,000 by the end of the year. (Courtesy Amazon)

Since opening the Richmond fulfillment center, approximately 1,300 employees have been hired—a number that is expected to grow to 3,000 by the end of the year. (Courtesy Amazon)

An Amazon fulfillment center opened at 10507 Harlem Road, Richmond, on Oct. 31, the location’s General Manager Evan Luscher said at a Nov. 18 Fort Bend Economic Development Council meeting.

Known as the HOU6 location, the 3.7 million-square-foot building spans five and a half floors and holds an inventory of more than 40 million small- to medium-sized products, Luscher said.


Since opening the fulfillment center, approximately 1,300 employees have been hired—a number Luscher said will grow to 3,000 by the end of the year.

Luscher said the new facility includes state-of-the-art robotics technology that helps Amazon be a safer and more efficient place to work.

“This is the largest building that amazon makes, period,” Luscher said. “And it has the most technology that Amazon does currently today.”
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.



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