- Amazon breaks ground on a $1.5 billion air hub in Kentucky on Tuesday.
- CEO Jeff Bezos is there at the groundbreaking and rides a piece of heavy machinery.
- The air hub is scheduled to open in 2021 and will employ 2,000 Amazon workers.
But watching Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the groundbreaking, you could get the sense he was just excited to drive some heavy machinery.
"All right, let's move some earth!" Bezos said before getting on a John Deere front loader.
"If you're wondering, that's fun," he said when he disembarked.
The air hub at Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport was originally announced in 2017 and is scheduled to open in 2021. About 50 aircraft will operate out of the hub, and 2,000 Amazon employees will work there, according to Amazon.
"This hub is going to let us get packages to customers faster. We're going to move Prime from two days to one day," Bezos said on Tuesday, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.