UPS opens advanced sorting center in Houston

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Logistics and delivery provider UPS has completed the construction of a new 258,000ft² distribution hub in Houston, Texas, which will create approximately 575 new full and part-time jobs.

Deryl Hill, president of UPS’s Red River District, said, “The new Willowbrook package processing facility is yet another key addition to the UPS network that connects businesses of all sizes and consumers throughout the world.

“UPS continues to increase its capacity in Texas to meet the expanding shipping needs of our commercial and residential customers across this fast-growing state.”

The new UPS Willowbrook package delivery operation includes a retail customer service center, truck wash with a water reclamation system and an automotive repair shop that sits on a 68-acre site.

The new package center is powered by highly automated sorting systems that rapidly move packages through the scanning and sorting process, capturing data to increase delivery accuracy.

UPS Smart Label applicators place detailed shipping labels on packages at a speed of three per second, which enables more efficient processing by UPS employees for local delivery.

In 2018, UPS opened 22 new or retro-fit automated facilities globally as part of a multiyear investment plan to grow the company’s global smart logistics network. Combined, these new facilities and retrofits have added more than 5,000,000ft² of package processing capacity, with between 25% and 35% higher efficiency.

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