Amazon opening two new delivery stations in Vaughan
Amazon.com, Inc. has announced plans to create 2,500 jobs across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, hundreds of which will be in Vaughan.
The company is opening two delivery stations in Vaughan. Amazon recently opened a 209,000-square foot station at 600 Tesma Way. A 193,000-square foot facility will open in 2021 at Keyes Court.
Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. Packages are transported from fulfillment and sortation centres to delivery stations to be loaded onto delivery vehicles to reach the end customer. These investments are part of the evolution of e-commerce that has given rise to new distribution centres such as Voila (Sobeys), article.com, FedEx, Home Depot, Costco and the Walmart distribution centre which broke ground this past August.
Vision Profile Extrusions receives funding to integrate leading edge robotics and automation
Woodbridge-based Vision Profile Extrusions has received a $2.3-million repayable contribution from FedDev Ontario to adopt leading-edge processes, integrating first-in-Canada and first-in-industry capabilities in robotics and automation.
This will allow the company to increase capacity of its polymer and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) processing line, strengthening its position in key export markets including the United States and Latin America. Through this project, Vision Profile Extrusions expects to create 36 skilled jobs and maintain 30 jobs in Woodbridge.
Vision Profile Extrusions manufactures the world’s third-most produced synthetic PVC for use in the installation of windows and doors, primarily for construction. The company is a member of the Vision Group, an industry leader in North America, with more than 970 employees in Canada.
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