UPS completes expansion project in Louisville
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – UPS in Louisville has completed a multi-year expansion at its Centennial Ground hub location.
Governor Matt Bevin commented on the projects completion saying, “The commonwealth of Kentucky congratulates UPS on completing their transformative $310 million Centennial Ground hub expansion at Louisville International Airport. We are grateful for our strong, enduring partnership with UPS and for the companys powerful impact upon the workforce, economy and community of the Louisville region.”
The company will add 300 full- and part-time positions as part of the 838,000-plus-square-foot expansion that more than triples the size of the facility to over 1 million square feet.
The additional space will accommodate increased e-commerce and traditional retail package business. The project also doubles the companys sorting capacity to 85,000 packages per hour with additional sorting automation equipment.
This past November, UPS opened a new package delivery facility in Richwood, Ky. The facility serves the rapidly growing business and residential demand in the surrounding area that includes Lexington and Cincinnati, Ohio.
UPS employs almost 29,000 people in Kentucky in package delivery operations, aircraft operations, ground freight, healthcare logistics and contract logistics. Louisville is the home of UPS Worldport, the largest automated package handling facility in the world, and the center point of the UPS worldwide air network. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
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