FedEx Ground Celebrates Opening of New Miami Facility
New $59 Million Facility Bolsters Economic Development in the South Florida Region
FedEx Ground, the small-package ground delivery unit of FedEx Corp., (NYSE: FDX), today is celebrating the opening of a new distribution facility in Medley, Fla. The 217,015 square-foot operation is double the size of the facility that it replaces, which also was located in Medley.
The $59 million facility is part of an ongoing national expansion plan and will provide processing rates of up to 15,000 packages per hour, additional load and unload doors, more scan tunnels and sorters " all of which will better serve the increasing customer base in the Miami-Dade county area. The facility supports a workforce of more than 340 employees and independent contractors and expects to add approximately 50 temporary positions for the holiday season.
“Our new Miami facility is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to increase size, speed and efficiency of our network,” said Bob Holcombe, vice president of the southern division of FedEx Ground. “For shippers, the benefit is faster and more efficient movement of their packages through the FedEx Ground network.”
In addition to the new Miami facility, FedEx Ground has 14 facilities operating in Florida, with the most recent additions being an automated facility in Fort Lauderdale and a terminal in Sanford, which support workforces of more than 400 and 130 employees and independent contractors, respectively.
About FedEx Ground
FedEx Ground specializes in cost-effective, small-package ground shipping, offering dependable business-to-business delivery or convenient residential service. With a network of more than 500 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery terminals, FedEx Ground has a workforce of more than 70,000 employees and independent contractors who use 22,000 motorized vehicles delivering over 3.4 million packages daily throughout the United States and Canada. The company reported annual revenue of $7 billion in fiscal year 2009.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $34 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 275,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
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