UPS has revealed plans for a new US$180m package processing hub in Goodyear, Arizona, a rapidly growing commercial and residential community.
The phased hub construction will expand an existing 618,000ft² structure. A portion of the building is expected to begin operating later this year in time for the holiday season, providing additional processing and efficient automated sorting capacity for lightweight small packages typical of e-commerce.
With its planned total completion expected in late 2019, the new facility will have more than 970,000ft² of advanced operational technologies and sortation equipment and bring more than 1,500 jobs to the Goodyear area.
Over the next three years, processing capacity is expected to increase as the site build-out includes infrastructure for alternative fuels, a UPS Customer Center and local route dispatch for delivery trucks.
Ken Cherry, president of the UPS Desert Mountain district that includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, said, “UPS is a leader in operational efficiency and flexibility and is quick to adapt the UPS network to changing needs of shippers and consumers. We’re investing for growth and to give opportunity to our people to build skills for tomorrow’s economy.”
More than 5,100 UPS employees in Arizona provide package delivery, ground freight, air gateway operations, freight forwarding and contract logistics services.
Georgia Lord, Goodyear mayor, added, “I am very pleased that UPS selected Goodyear for its regional operations center. UPS locating here is huge step forward to further our goal as an employment corridor.
“UPS is a quality employer and the 1,500 jobs will enhance our ability to draw amenities our residents desire to have in our community.”
June 5, 2017