Business, Logistics

UPS to Open Kansas Package Facility, Hire More Than 2,100 Locally

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UPS will open a new package-handling facility in Edgerton, Kan., in November and will hire more than 2,100 seasonal and permanent workers in the area, the company announced Sept. 20.

Matt Campbell | The Kansas City Star
September 22, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Celebrates New Baltimore Distribution Center

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FedEx has been shipping and sorting packages at its new Sparrows Point center in Baltimore for two months, but celebrated the facility’s opening by having officials cut a ceremonial orange ribbon on Sept. 20

Pamela Wood | The Baltimore Sun
September 22, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Illinois County Hears Proposal for $1.2 Billion Warehouse Development

Will County officials recently got a peek at the proposed 2,200-acre business park in Jackson Township, Ill., with its developers’ promises of pumping revenue into the Elwood and Manhattan areas, while keeping trucks off residential roads.

Susan DeMar Lafferty | The Daily Southtown (Tinley Park, Ill.)
September 13, 2017

Averitt Express Expands LTL Service in Illinois, Wisconsin

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Averitt Express Inc. will begin to offer direct service throughout Illinois and expand its network deeper into Wisconsin, the less-than-truckload carrier announced Sept. 11.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

New Tennessee FedEx Distribution Center Loaded With Technology, Officials Say

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Every one of the up to 12,000 parcels an hour going through the new FedEx Ground distribution center in Chattanooga is run by what officials call a scanner channel.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
September 7, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

XPO Logistics to Lease Pennsylvania Warehouse ‘as Part of its Continued Growth’

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XPO Logistics is leasing a 628,475-square-foot warehouse in Palmer Township, Pa.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
September 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon to Open First Fulfillment Center in New York

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Amazon.com Inc. is opening its first fulfillment center in New York, part of an ongoing push to store inventory closer to customers to enable faster deliveries.

Molly Schuetz and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
September 6, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Shipping Company OnTrac Opens 160,000 Square-Foot Facility to Keep Up With E-Commerce Boom


Shipping and receiving company OnTrac cut the ribbon on a new 16,000-square-foot facility in Vancouver, Wash., on Aug. 24, giving it room to grow while online shopping shows no signs of slowing.

Troy Brynelson | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
August 29, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Expands Oregon Footprint with Salem Fulfillment Center

A worker drives a forklift past merchandise at the Amazon.com Phoenix Fulfillment Center in Goodyear, Ariz. Joshua Lott/Bloomberg News

Amazon on Aug. 28 announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Salem, marking its second such hulking warehouse in Oregon.

Anna Marum | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
August 29, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Breaks Ground on New Mexico Distribution Center

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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and the region’s economic development leaders joined with company officials for a ribbon-cutting Aug. 23 at the 215,000-square-foot distribution center in Santa Teresa’s West Park.

Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News
August 25, 2017