UPS to build US$90m sorting facility in Aurora, Colorado

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UPS has today (October 31) announced the construction of a new package distribution facility in Aurora, Colorado, that will create more than 700 new jobs when fully operational. The 360,000ft² facility is expected to begin initial operations later this year in time for the holiday season.

Kenneth Cherry, president of the UPS Desert Mountain district, said, “The Aurora facility is part of the strategic investments UPS is making to better service our customers and enhance its efficiency and processing capability. We appreciate the community support for UPS and are excited to offer the area new jobs to meet rapid expansion of both residential and commercial demand.”

The US$90m project is part of a larger multi-year investment plan to expand and modernize UPS’s global logistics network. From early 2016 through September 2017, UPS announced plans to construct nine new US facilities that will add more than 6,200,000ft² of facility space for increasing package processing capacity.

“Aurora is happy to welcome UPS to the city,” said Steve Hogan, mayor of Aurora. “I’m proud of the partnerships that make these projects a reality, create jobs for our residents, and drive economic vitality in Aurora.”

The hub will feature advanced package scanning and sortation equipment that increases the flexibility to efficiently route packages through the UPS network. Customers will benefit from enhanced speed and accuracy as UPS meets daily volume fluctuations because of seasonal sales and weather events.

The new operations technology also helps power the roll out of the UPS Saturday ground delivery and pick-up service that began in late April. The Metro Denver area, including Aurora, has been an early market for the new service because of increasing retail fulfillment demands and residential delivery growth.

Today, more than 5,400 UPS employees in Colorado provide package delivery, ground freight, healthcare logistics, freight forwarding and contract logistics services. UPS is now recruiting for a variety of part-time package handler positions in the Aurora and the Metro Denver region, as well as for seasonal help during the busy holiday season.

October 31, 2017

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