September 30, 2019 12:00 PM, EDT

UPS Completes Nashville-Area Distribution Facility

UPS truckUPS says its expanded facility in Whitescreek, Tenn., added more than 300 full- and part-time jobs to the area. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

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UPS Inc. has completed the expansion of its Whitescreek, Tenn., ground-package sortation and distribution facility, part of a multiyear investment plan to grow its global logistics network.

The project brought more than 300 new full- and part-time jobs to the area, according to company officials.

The expanded sortation and distribution facility will have increased speed, efficiency and reliability.

“We are excited to generate new jobs and further contribute to Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s rapid growth,” Cher Porties, president of UPS’ Mid-South District, said in a Sept. 26 statement.

The center has highly automated equipment that moves packages through the scanning and sorting process while capturing data to increase delivery accuracy, UPS officials said.

The hub also has a transfer point for tractor-trailers moving packages to destinations beyond Tennessee and provides pickup and delivery service for customers in Nashville and the surrounding counties, according to the Atlanta-based company.

More than 9,300 UPS employees in Tennessee provide package delivery, ground freight, health care and contract logistics services. UPS also started hiring seasonal help for the holiday shopping and shipping season.

UPS said this year, it anticipates hiring more than 1,000 seasonal employees in the Nashville area. UPS ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. — Transport Topics

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