UPS confirms investment in Columbus facility

UPS has announced that it will invest more than US$175m to expand its main Columbus, Ohio ground package hub on the City’s west side, just one part of what it says is a “multi-year plan to modernize its global network operations and capacity”.
When completed in the autumn of 2018, sorting capacity at Columbus will have doubled to more than 63,000 packages per hour. The 375,000 sq ft addition and retrofit to the facility will also introduce new technology and increased automation of operations.
“Columbus has grown as a UPS transit point for commercial and residential e-commerce packages moving across the country,” said Derick Craft, president of the UPS Great Lakes District.
“We appreciate support by the city and state to be part of plans that optimize the UPS network. Our people will continue reliable service as we maintain daily pickup and delivery operations throughout construction.”
At least 75 new staff are expected to join the nearly 1,800 workers employed at the UPS package facilities in Hilliard and Obetz as well as at the airport gateway operations.
UPS employs more than 13,500 people across Ohio in package delivery, ground freight, aircraft operations, air and ocean freight forwarding and contract logistics.

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