UPS today (June 13) revealed plans for a new US$260m package processing facility in Plainfield, Indiana. In addition to improvements to existing buildings, UPS expects to add more than 575 new full-time equivalent positions over the next five years. A portion of the 893,000ft2 hub will open this fall for trailer processing with a delivery operation in time for the holiday season. The Plainfield facility will be completed by late 2019.
Advanced package scanning and sortation equipment will provide UPS with greater flexibility when transferring large volumes of parcels to other facilities. Customers will also benefit from speed and processing accuracy and once completed. The hub will have a customer center and may contain additional infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles.
Kevin Church, president of UPS’s Ohio Valley District, said, “Central Indiana is a logistics gateway for efficient transportation networks that enhance UPS reliability and service. Support from local and state leaders lets us be nimble to apply new technologies and equipment together with our people for flexibility to manage growth from e-commerce, healthcare and manufacturing.”
Governor Eric J Holcomb said, “Our state’s top-ranked infrastructure network has been key to growing our economy especially in the manufacturing and logistics sector. That’s why state lawmakers doubled-down on roads and bridges this year, advancing a 20-year, data-driven infrastructure plan.”
Today, more than 9,500 Hoosiers are employed by UPS and provide package delivery, ground freight, forwarding and contract logistics and support services in Indiana.
Written by Felicity Butcher
June 13, 2017