Amarillo's Amazon fulfillment center closed due to bed bug infestation

Yes, you read the headline correctly. This is not a joke or satire article.

Officials with Amazon confirmed on Tuesday that the Amarillo fulfillment center warehouse is temporarily closed after a bed bug infestation was discovered in the building.

“We’ve temporarily closed our site in Amarillo, TX after identifying the presence of bed bugs in the building. All employees are being paid while the site is closed and customer orders are being handled by other sites in the area," Amazon spokesperson Sam Stephenson said.

Products from the Amarillo Amazon fulfillment center are processed for returns to a vendor, recycled or donated. Officials with the company stressed that Amazon customers do not receive products from the facility.

The 1 million-square-foot center opened earlier this year to handle bulky or larger items such as furniture, outdoor equipment and rugs. When the center was announced, Amazon said it would create more than 500 new jobs in the area.

High Plains Pundit will update this developing story.

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