Amazon moving warehouse from Fernley to Reno
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Mark Krueger, Principal
Staff report 8:15 a.m. PDT August 18, 2014 You can read the article on RGJ here.
Amazon is moving its warehouse from Fernley to Reno, a transition that is good news for Washoe County but a blow to the Lyon County town of 19,000.
KRNV Channel 4 reported that Amazon will move to the LogistiCenter 395 facility being built off of Lemmon Drive by Dermody Properties.
All Fernley employees can continue working at the new Reno site, according to KRNV, though they’ll have to commute a little more than a half-hour to get there, according to a Google Maps estimate.
“Amazon remains committed to its fulfillment center employees in Northern Nevada,” Amazon spokeswoman Ashley Robinson emailed KRNV and KOLO Channel 8. “All Amazon employees will be offered the chance to work in our new fulfillment center in nearby Reno. We are excited for the investment we’re making in this new building to fulfill customer orders.”
The Fernley location employs 4,000 during the holiday season and 600-900 during the rest of the year, Mayor LeRoy Goodman said in 2011. According to Amazon, it opened in 1999, spans 750,000 square feet and runs nonstop.The move date was unknown, and details of the move could not be confirmed independently by the Reno Gazette-Journal. Calls to Amazon.com’s media relations office in corporate headquarters in Seattle were not returned.
“I have no comment,” Dermody Chairman/CEO Michael Dermody said Friday.
Dermody referred calls to Dermody Properties President Doug Kiersey in Chicago. A call to Kiersey Friday night was not returned.
When completed in the next few years, the LogistiCenter complex, a Dermody Properties development, will feature three buildings with a total of 1.2 million square feet of warehouse space on a 91-acre site overlooking U.S. 395.
Graders were at work in March a soon-to-be 624,000-square-foot warehouse-distribution center in north Reno that Dermody said then did not have a tenant. It was the first major industrial spec property since the recession.
The first phase was set to open in the fall, with 36-foot clear heights, allowing higher-profile trucks to enter, and 140 truck docks in a structure Dermody and his staff said in March would will target e-commerce tenants.
Lyon County had non-seasonally adjusted unemployment of 10.3 percent in July, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Washoe County’s was 7.3 percent.