UPS expands Memphis hub

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UPS has started construction on a $70m extension to its hub at Memphis, Tennessee, which will add 140,000 sq ft to the building taking it to more than 430,000 sq ft.

The hub is situated on 83 acres of land adjacent to Memphis International Airport, and integrates processing both for the UPS air gateway and ground hub, as well as dispatch for local pickup and delivery operations in the area.

UPS is leasing an additional 27 acres from the Airport Authority which will support an 80 per cent increase in package processing.

The facility will improve processing rates through increased capacity and expanded use of UPS’s next generation sorting technology when completed in early 2016.

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