TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB)–Amazon has officially announced it will open a new delivery station in the Town of Tonawanda.

The company says this will help speed up deliveries for customers in Erie County.

Officials from the Montante Group, Invest Buffalo Niagara, and the town say construction is underway at Riverview Solar Technology Park, a 200-acre business park.

“We want to thank Amazon for their continued investment in the Buffalo Niagara region, this being their second significant project in our community,” President and CEO of Invest Buffalo Niagara Thomas Kucharski said.

According to an Amazon spokesperson, the station will create hundreds of part-time and full-time jobs.

Montante Group’s COO, Matthew Montante, says they’re excited to add Amazon to their growing group of companies in Riverview.

The site is expected to open in 2020.

Town Supervisor Joseph Emminger released a statement to News 4 this afternoon regarding the announcement:

The Town of Tonawanda is very excited to welcome Amazon to our community and to Western New York. I want to acknowledge the great work and collaboration between the public and private sectors, and in particular, Montante Group of Companies, to expedite the various approvals to make this transaction a reality. Finally, I want to acknowledge the hard work of our town department heads and leaders, including Deputy Supervisor John Bargnesi, Jr. who have once again demonstrated that Tonawanda is a good place for businesses to grow and prosper.”

Tonawanda Town Supervisor Joe Emminger