(photo) Sen. Kissel Highlights Jobs “Success Story” For Region

April 15, 2016

Sen. Kissel Highlights Jobs “Success Story” For Region

Sen. John A. Kissel on Apr. 14 (seated, front row) joined with the governor and local elected officials to tour New England’s first Amazon fulfillment center in Windsor.

Facility General Manager Eric Powell (at podium) told Sen. Kissel and other attendees that the center now employs about 800 people who work in concert with hundreds of robots developed by Amazon Robotics.

Sen. Kissel, who represents part of Windsor, called the center a “major economic development success story for our region.”
Sen. Kissel also commended Amazon employees on their community-mindedness, noting that the company recently presented local food banks with enough money to cover 11,000 meals.

Sen. Kissel (www.senatorkissel.com) represents East Granby, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks and portions of Granby and Windsor.