UPS to construct US$200m sorting hub in Arlington

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UPS has unveiled its plans to construct a new US$200m parcel sorting facility on a 110-acre site in Arlington, Texas.

The center will span more than 1,100,000ft² and will be powered by state-of-the-art scanning and sortation equipment. Its design will also incorporate LEED practices to help reduce the facility’s environmental impact. The Arlington center will create approximately 1,400 full-time equivalent jobs with completion scheduled for late 2018.

Craig Wiltz, president of UPS’s Red River District, which includes Texas and Oklahoma, said, “The new Arlington building is part of the strategic investments UPS is making to dramatically improve the efficiency and connectedness of our hubs, package centers and transportation network. This project is part of our ongoing efforts to keep pace with rapidly evolving demands of e-commerce customers in Texas, across the USA and around the globe.

“Combined with the other UPS facility projects in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio areas, the additional capacity addresses the rapid expansion of both residential and commercial demand, as well as sustains a strong employee base in the area.”

April 5, 2017

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