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B.C. students get inside look at Amazon facility

Tours of the Pitt Meadows delivery station will now be a yearly event

A group of Pitt Meadows students got to witness how the largest Amazon distribution centre in B.C. gets thousands of packages to people’s doorsteps every single day.

The French immersion students from Pitt Meadows Elementary were led through the Amazon delivery station, known as DVC4, on Wednesday as part of the first-ever student tour of the facility.

Senior station manager Yousef Khosravi helped lead the tour, which began with a safety brief and a video presentation on what the Pitt Meadows facility does.

The children were then taken through the inner workings of the building and shown live demonstrations of how the 55,000 to 90,000 packages each day are processed and loaded up before being driven all across Metro Vancouver.

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Khosravi said that doing these tours is not just something fun for the kids, but is also an important step for the company as well.

“Because we operate within the community and serve this community, we need to be engaged with the community and be part of this community,” he said.

“As a part of that mission, we want to show the community what this Amazon delivery station is all about.”

This was the first time that such a tour was done at the facility, but it certainly won’t be the last, explained area manager Ahura Abtin.

“It’s a great opportunity to show different schools in the community what we do and see the behind-the-scenes,” said Abtin.

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These student tours will now become a regular event, with plans to also include other local schools in future field trips.

Despite this being the first student tour of the delivery station, Khosravi said that the staff are no strangers to community engagement.

“We have Pitt Meadows Day that we participate in every year,” said Khosravi. “And we donate and contribute to a lot of charity organizations within the community.”

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Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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