published Friday, April 11th, 2014

Amazon to start offering public tours of Chattanooga facility

Would you want to tour an Amazon distribution center?
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    Workers process orders on assembly lines in the Chattanooga Amazon fulfillment center.
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Amazon plans to open up its massive Chattanooga distribution center for public tours starting in May.

“We’re excited for customers to see first-hand what goes on,” said Amazon spokeswoman Nina Lindsey.

The Chattanooga location is just one of six of its facilities nationwide at which it plans to offer tours and the only Amazon site in Tennessee, she said.

The tours will be free of charge, Lindsey said. They’ll be held every first and third Tuesday starting May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To reserve a tour, go online to

See more in Saturday’s Times Free Press.

In other Amazon news today:

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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