Amazon.com Inc. has opened a new 300,000-square-foot sorting center north of Baltimore as the tech giant continues to expand throughout Maryland amid an e-commerce boom.
The facility in Aberdeen is the company’s third sorting center in the state and will create 1,000 new full- and part-time jobs, Amazon announced Tuesday. Employees at the center, which officially opened on Oct. 22, will sort packages before they are transferred to a delivery station or last-mile delivery partner. The new center should also speed up delivery to Harford County customers, Amazon said.
The new Amazon sorting facility was previously a distribution center for Pier 1, which shuttered both its Old Philadelphia Road and Old Post Road facilities in Aberdeen earlier this year as it began to wind down its operations and liquidate store inventory across the nation. Property records show the Old Philadelphia Road property is owned by Hartz Mountain Industries, a Secaucus, New Jersey-based real estate company.