FedEx Ground builds DC at Norcross, Ga.
FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has broken ground on a $55 million distribution center in Norcross, Ga.
The facility will include 215,000 square feet of space and will be located on Atlantic Avenue near Jimmy Carter Boulevard. The facility is slated to open in late 2012, and will feature automated material-handling technology designed to process 15,000 packages per hour, and have the ability to dispatch up to 75 pickup and delivery vans each day.
The company’s initial workforce at the facility will include 240 full-time and part-time employees and 75 independent contractors.
“This new facility is evidence of the Southeast region’s increased presence in the distribution and logistics business,” said Robert E. Holcombe, vice president of the southern region for FedEx Ground, in a statement.
Norcross was selected as the distribution center site mostly due to its access to major highways, proximity to the FedEx Ground’s customers’ distribution operations, and its large employee pool.