Amazon fulfillment center in Amarillo set to reopen on Friday

The Amazon fulfillment center in Amarillo is set to reopen on Friday. Company officials said the location will resume full operations after "no evidence of bed bugs" was found in the building.

“Multiple pest control experts and a certified entomologist have not found any evidence of bed bugs anywhere in our facility," Amazon spokesperson Sam Stephenson said. "Out of an abundance of caution, the site will remain closed today for disinfecting, and we will resume normal operations on Friday, Sept 30.”

The facility temporarily closed on Tuesday after several employees complained they were bitten by bed bugs.

“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," Stephenson said on Tuesday.

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.

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