Amazon to Open Last Mile Delivery Center in Fergus Falls

Last Mile Delivery Center

(Fergus Falls, MN) — Oct 28, 2022 — In partnership with Greater Fergus Falls (GFF), a nonprofit economic
development organization, Wayne Enterprises, LL., and Amazon, the entities are privileged to
announce plans to open a 17,000 square foot Amazon delivery center as part of the redevelopment
of the former Sunmart property on West Lincoln Ave. This location will serve as a last-mile facility
that will provide service to countless communities in the area. The facility is slated to open in 2023.

“Amazon is excited to be part of the Otter Tail County community. We look forward to bringing faster
and more efficient package delivery to residents and growing our partnerships with business and
community organizations in the area,” Amazon Spokesperson Scott Seroka said.

A facility like this will typically create up to 150 new jobs. These positions will work within the facility
organizing and preparing packages for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners who will provide the last
mile service directory to Amazon customers. Hiring will begin approximately one month prior to the

GFF’s CEO NeTia Bauman said, “Because of our adaptive reuse efforts and recent zoning
amendments, we were able to respond to site selection inquiries for the last-mile logistics center and
fast-track the process,” she continued, “This is a prime example of how private-public partnerships can
drive development in rural communities.”

Retrofitting an existing building to fit the function of the Amazon delivery center was an intentional
choice. The redeveloped big-box site provided a faster pathway to setting up the site. Property owner
Mike Thorson said, “The redevelopment of this empty ‘big box’ has been made possible by the
forward-thinking efforts of our city and business leaders.”


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