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The Amazon fulfillment center at 12900 Pecan Park Road.

Amazon shows off North Jacksonville fulfillment center, Curry packs a box

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

The Amazon fulfillment center at 12900 Pecan Park Road.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry speaks at the Amazon fulfillment center grand opening. He thanked Jerry Mallot, president of JAXUSA Partnership and executive vice President of JAX Chamber, who is retiring.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry speaks at the Amazon fulfillment center grand opening. He thanked Jerry Mallot, president of JAXUSA Partnership and executive vice President of JAX Chamber, who is retiring.

Amazon workers "pick" items and place them in bins.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Amazon workers "pick" items and place them in bins.

Bernard Schmidt, general manager for the fulfillment center, leads the tour past bins filled with items.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Bernard Schmidt, general manager for the fulfillment center, leads the tour past bins filled with items.

Bernard Schmidt, general manager for the fulfillment center, explains the picking process while Mayor Lenny Curry and U.S. Rep. John Rutherford listen.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Bernard Schmidt, general manager for the fulfillment center, explains the picking process while Mayor Lenny Curry and U.S. Rep. John Rutherford listen.

Packages destined for customers zip down a chute to be packed onto trucks.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Packages destined for customers zip down a chute to be packed onto trucks.

Schmidt, Curry and Rutherford take a photo overlook the dock where packages leave the building.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Schmidt, Curry and Rutherford take a photo overlook the dock where packages leave the building.

Packages head off to be loaded.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Packages head off to be loaded.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Under the supervision of Amazon employees, Mayor Curry packs a box for shipping.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Under the supervision of Amazon employees, Mayor Curry packs a box for shipping.

After sealing the box, Mayor Curry celebrates. At left is Amazon Senior Operations Manager John Dudney.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

After sealing the box, Mayor Curry celebrates. At left is Amazon Senior Operations Manager John Dudney.

Packages wind their way through the massive fulfillment center.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Packages wind their way through the massive fulfillment center.

At this point, packages are labeled for shipping. Its all done by machine.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

At this point, packages are labeled for shipping. Its all done by machine.

Banks of computer screens can be seen monitoring activity in the center.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Banks of computer screens can be seen monitoring activity in the center.

There are many of these pallots of boxes in the center.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

There are many of these pallots of boxes in the center.

A vending machine offers gloves.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

A vending machine offers gloves.

Bins move all of the items in the plant.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Bins move all of the items in the plant.

When workers enter the doors to Amazon, this is what they first see.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

When workers enter the doors to Amazon, this is what they first see.

Bobby Deat, a process assistant with Amazon, was among the Day One workers at the plant. He said he appreciates how managment will join in the work during peak hours.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Bobby Deat, a process assistant with Amazon, was among the Day One workers at the plant. He said he appreciates how managment will join in the work during peak hours.

Workers enter the fulfillment center through these doors.

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 |

Workers enter the fulfillment center through these doors.

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