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FedEx Ground building new distribution center in Belden

fedex ground logoFedEx Ground is building a new 60,000-square-foot distribution center on North Coley Road , where the northern loop to Barnes Crossing Road begins. It should be completed by September.

It will replace an older 18,000-square-foot facility. FedEx Ground employs 36 employees here and dispatches 34 trucks.

Jesse Bull, a spokesman for FedEx Ground, said:

The new facility will replace an existing facility nearby, allowing us to continue to meet and exceed customer demands in the region. When the new facility opens, positions will transfer from the existing station, and we will add to the workforce as necessary to support increased demand for service in the area.

The site was chosen because of its ease of access to major highways, its proximity to customers’ distribution centers and a strong local community workforce for recruiting employees. The new facility is part of a nationwide network expansion to boost daily package volume capacity and further enhance the speed and service capabilities of the FedEx Ground network. Since 2005, the company has opened 11 new hubs featuring the most advanced material-handling systems and expanded or relocated more than 500 local facilities.”

FedEx said those enhancements have cut ground service delivery by one day or more in two-thirds of the U.S.

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