UPS has announced the construction of a new package distribution facility in Aurora, Colorado, USA, that will create more than 700 new jobs when fully operational. A portion of the almost 360,000 sq ft building is expected to begin operating this year in time for the holiday shipping season.
“The Aurora facility is part of the strategic investments UPS is making to better service our customers and enhance its efficiency and processing capability,” said Kenneth Cherry, president of the UPS Desert Mountain district that includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. “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 $90m project joins a 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 U.S. facilities that will add more than 6.2m sq ft of facility space for increasing package processing capacity.
The Aurora package operations hub will feature 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 rollout of the UPS Saturday ground delivery and pickup 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 fulfilment demands and residential delivery growth.
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