UPS expands four North American distribution facilities
UPS has announced the addition of three buildings and the expansion of another in four North American locations, boosting its supply chain solutions network size by nearly 1.2 million square feet.
Rapid growth of customers in the high-tech, industrial manufacturing and retail industries fuelled the demand for new or expanded facilities in Mira Loma, California; Hebron, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This marks the second time in 2014 that both the Mira Loma and Hebron campuses has increased in size.
Stephen Hydrick, Vice President of North American distribution at UPS, said: "These investments are needed to not only support our existing customers and their growth but to also create capacity to support our new business expansion. As our customers grow, we will continue to find and invest in solutions."
UPS's global supply chain solutions network includes 596 facilities and nearly 32.8 million square feet. Services and capabilities offered at UPS supply chain facilities include: warehousing and fulfilment; inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; and store-ready displays. These modern facilities are critical for customers as 99 percent of the US population is within a two-day time-in-transit of inventory.
After increasing the southern California campus by 309,000 square foot in April, this building added an additional 228,000 square foot. The campus is one hour from the two largest seaports in the US. It is also just five minutes from LA/Ontario Airport, a UPS regional air hub, within eight miles of four major freeways, and just 15 minutes to transcontinental rail connections. Total campus size of Mira Loma now includes 1.6 million square feet.
The Hebron campus, considered a key logistics operation serving the retail industry, has access to 62 percent of the US population within two days via UPS Ground and 64 percent using UPS Freight. The campus, which increased in size by 151,000 square foot. in April, added an additional 274,000 square foot with this investment. The campus is minutes from the Greater Cincinnati Airport and is within 600 miles of 30 major metropolitan markets. Total Hebron campus size now includes 1.25 million square feet.
This Shepherdsville, Kentucky location increased by 606,000 square foot. The building is located within 20 minutes of Louisville-based UPS Worldport, the largest fully automated package handling facility in the world. Total supply chain solutions size in the Louisville area is now 4.4 million square feet.
The expansion added 62,000 square foot to the Toronto facility, which is located less than 10 minutes from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Total size in the greater Toronto area is now 2 million square feet.
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