US-based package delivery firm United Parcel Service (UPS) is set to construct a new $260m package processing facility in Indiana, US.
Located on on a 91-acre site west of Indianapolis, the facility will cover a total area of 893,000 sq ft.
Set to be operational in late 2019, the new facility will feature advanced package scanning and sortation equipment.
UPS is planning to open a portion of the facility for trailer processing in this fall, in time for the holiday season.
Together with refurbishment to existing buildings on 81st Street, 16th Street and in Castleton, the company anticipates to add more than 575 new full-time jobs over the next five years
UPS Ohio Valley District president Kevin Church said: “Central Indiana is a logistics gateway for efficient transportation networks that enhance UPS reliability and service.
“Support from local and state leaders lets us be nimble to apply new technologies and equipment together with our people for flexibility to manage growth from e-commerce, healthcare and manufacturing.”