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Amazon Tour!

January 23, 2019
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Amazon
Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
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Amazon Tour

We have a wonderful tour set up for us at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Windsor.  We will walk into a $50 million campus that has 1 million square feet of space on the ground floor and 500,000 square feet on a mezzanine.  The total square footage of the facility is larger than Westfarms Mall, which has 1.3 million square feet!  

Amazon has 800 full-time "associates" at the center, where they receive hundreds of thousands of items at two dozen loading bays, pack them for shipping, and stack them in trailers for delivery.

At the heart of the complex is a fenced-off area known as the "robotics field," where hundreds of robots programmed to find and pick up everything from golf bags to baby formula motor their way around grids of pallets stacked with merchandise, sensors making sure the moving parts don't collide.

"It's a symphony between robots and humans," said Eric Powell, the facility's general manager.

The facility, which Powell said is open "just about 24-7," is the first of its kind in New England and one of 50 in the United States and 100 in the world.

This information was taken from the Hartford Currant; Steven Goode

  • There will be two tours (Jan. 23 & Feb. 20, 2019) and a maximum of 30 attendees/tour will be allowed in. 
  • Registration is mandatory. 
  • There is no fee
  • We will go to another location (TBA) to network after the event; pay for your own refreshmants and drinks.

Tickets

$0.00 ISM-CT Members

$0.00 Non-Members