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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

FedEx Taps University of Memphis Students to Run Call Center

University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology

The call center agents talk on headsets to FedEx employees, helping with passwords and other basic troubleshooting and handing off to specialists if necessary.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
September 6, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

How FedEx Is Coping With Hurricane Harvey's Impact

A man walks down the median as trucks navigate floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey along Interstate 610 Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. David J. Phillip/AP

FedEx temporarily suspended some services in Houston and other areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
August 29, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Breaks Ground on New Mexico Distribution Center

FedEx truck John Taggart/Bloomberg

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
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx to Open $30 Million Distribution Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

FedEx Ground Trailer Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Parcel delivery company FedEx Ground plans to unwrap a new $30 million distribution center next month in Chattanooga that’s expected to employ about 300 people.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
August 22, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Founder’s Son Lands Promotion, Moves Up Corporate Ladder at Shipping Giant

Richard Smith Screenshot via Greater Memphis Chamber

FedEx founder Frederick Smith’s son Richard Smith is rising through the ranks at the Memphis-based company.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
August 22, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Names Mark Allen as Company’s Next Legal Affairs Chief

Mark Allen JB Reed/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp. has filled a key leadership post, naming Mark Allen to succeed Christine Richards Oct. 1 as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
August 17, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Chief Cites Investment, Integration, Innovation as Driving Record Results

Frederick Smith Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg News

FedEx chief Frederick Smith’s annual letter to shareholders credits three I’s — investments, integration and innovation — for exceptional results in fiscal 2017 and the promise of even better future performance.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
August 16, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Competing in Tight Labor Market to Staff Round-the-Clock Memphis World Hub

FedEx Employee Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

FedEx scheduled at least its fourth job fair of the year Aug. 12 to hire for 800 openings at its Memphis hub. The number of permanent, part-time jobs was the same as in June, down from 1,000 in April and up from 600 in January.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
August 14, 2017
Business

FedEx Won’t Add Surcharge to Most Home Deliveries During Gift-Giving Season

Packages Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp. won't impose a surcharge on most residential deliveries this holiday season, the package delivery giant said.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 9, 2017

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