United Parcel Service (UPS), a provider of supply chain management solutions, has unveiled plans to construct a new $180m package processing hub in Goodyear, Arizona.
Located on a 140-acre site in the PV303 Development, the phased hub construction modifies a 618,000 sq ft structure.
“A portion of the building is expected to begin operating later this year in time for the busy holiday season to provide additional processing and efficient automated sorting capacity for lightweight small packages typical of e-commerce that are moving throughout Arizona and the Southwest,” UPS said in a statement.
When completed in late 2019, the new facility will showcase more than 970,000 sq ft of advanced operational technologies and sortation equipment under roof and create more than 1,500 jobs in the region.
Ken Cherry, president of the UPS Desert Mountain district that includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, said: “UPS is a leader in operational efficiency and flexibility and is quick to adapt the UPS network to changing needs of shippers and consumers. We’re investing for growth and to give opportunity to our people to build skills for tomorrow’s economy.”