No, Project Mango isn’t a top-secret mission; it’s the code name of a new Amazon Robotic Fulfillment Center in Leon County, FL. The 630,000-square-foot warehouse will utilize human employees, as well as specialized robotics to fulfill customers’ orders. The warehouse costs an estimated $200 million to build.
Florida Construction News described the facility as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for those living in the Tallahassee/Panhandle area. Leon County City Commissioners hope that the enterprise will create 3,600 new jobs, delivering over $167.6 million in wages. Of those jobs, 1,346 are for full-time Amazon employees, while 2,256 are for construction workers. It’s estimated to have a “total economic impact” of $451 million.
ABC Action News reports that Florida is home to more than 50 Amazon Fulfillment Centers. In 2020 alone, the state gained 10 facilities. This was likely in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the meteoric rise of e-commerce.
The project’s conceptual renderings show that the multi-story building offers several truck loading docks, a spacious parking lot, and an easily-accessible entrance. It’s also built around a sizeable body of water.
The Amazon Robotic Fulfillment Center is located at 6720 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL, 32308. It’s located in Leon County, FL, home to the state’s capitol and Woodville. The facility will commence operations sometime in 2022.