February 6, 2018

Third-party Amazon retailer to build $1.5M home base in Suffield

PHOTO: Michelle Girard
PHOTO: Michelle Girard
Entrepreneur Jeff Wasilewski.

A Southwick, Mass.-based Amazon Prime third-party home goods seller, JSW Media Inc., is moving its operations to Suffield as part of a plan to build a $1.5 million warehouse and distribution facility in the town.

JSW Media President Jeff Wasilewski, who is a Suffield resident, says he expects to close soon on 1.5 acres of town-owned land at 1100 South St., which will house the new 14,600-square-foot facility.

JSW is paying $77,500 for the land, according to Town Planner Bill Hawkins.

Wasilewski said he hopes to break ground when weather permits and possibly occupy the new building, which will house an additional unnamed tenant, by late summer.

Once in the bookselling business, Wasilewski said he transitioned four years ago to work as a third-party Amazon seller because of market changes. He also sells wholesale and private label household goods including mugs with printed sayings, gourmet chocolates, jewelry, tote bags, and barware, including custom tap handles and other assorted goods. He uses the trade name Artisan Owl.

"I have eight employees. If we keep expanding, there will be additional hires especially during the holidays," he said.

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