UPS announces $310M Kentucky expansion project

WCN Editorial Team 29 Aug 2016 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

US-based logistics and shipping company UPS has announced a $310M project to expand its Centennial Ground hub in Louisville, Kentucky.

The expansion will almost triple the size of the company’s facility to 78,000sq m. The move comes in response to increased e-commerce and traditional retail package volume.

According to UPS, the project will nearly double its current sorting capacity to 85,000 packages per hour and add additional sorting automation equipment.

Lou Rivieccio, president of UPS Ohio Valley District, said: “We are excited to have construction underway. This project is a win for everyone involved. It will benefit our customers, generate jobs, and enhance economic development in Louisville and the surrounding region.

“Centennial offers UPS customers the advantage of being at the centre of the world’s largest package delivery company. It is one of UPS’ most important facilities.”

The project will be delivered in three phases and is expected to continue through 2020. It will create 300 full and part-time jobs in the region.

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