Amazon Coming to Former Steris Property in Millcreek Township
Amazon plans to bring what it is calling a delivery station to a former industrial building in Millcreek Township, the company told Erie News Now Monday.
It will be located the former AMSCO-Steris property on W. 23rd St. The company said the facility will "power the last mile of our order fulfillment process and help speed up deliveries for customers."
Chris Groner at the Erie County Redevelopment Authority said this is a project that he has been working on for months. It was a collaboration between city, county and Milllcreek Township officials.
Amazon was looking for a quick turnaround to create both warehouse and distribution for what Groner called "last mile" delivery. The existing Steris property was ideal.
According to a zoning permit from Millcreek Township, Amazon plans to invest more than $5 million in the property. The zoning and building permits were sought in October.
Local officials working on the deal kept it quiet until Erie News Now began making inquiries. They wanted to be sure Amazon was ready to release information.
The company has already been hiring for truck drivers, warehouse workers and more. It's expected to bring 100 jobs to the area, both part- and full-time. Workers will make at least $15 per hour from day one, according to Amazon. You can check for available jobs here.
The facility should begin operating in the spring.
"We are excited to increase our investment in Erie, PA with a new delivery station to provide fast and efficient delivery for customers, and provide dozens of work opportunities for the talented local workforce," Amazon said in a statement to Erie News Now. "We expect the site to open in 2021."