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American Shipper

UPS to build sorting plant in Plainfield, Ind.

The Atlanta, Ga.-based parcel giant’s $260 million package processing facility will be completed by late 2019, with a portion opening this fall for the busy holiday season.

   UPS will build a new $260 million package processing facility in Plainfield, Ind. by late 2019, the parcel giant said Tuesday.
   A portion of the 893,000-square-foot facility will open this fall for trailer processing and deliver operations for the holiday season, said UPS.
   The facility will add an estimated 575 new jobs over the next five years, with part-time operations beginning as soon as this summer. The new facility will also aid the UPS Saturday ground delivery and pickup service that began in Indianapolis back in April. Indianapolis is just one of nearly 4,700 other cities that will all see Saturday deliveries and pickups by the end of 2017.
   “Central Indiana is a logistics gateway for efficient transportation networks that enhance UPS reliability and service,” said Kevin Church, president of UPS’s Ohio Valley District. “Support from local and state leaders lets us be nimble to apply new technologies and equipment together with our people for flexibility to manage growth from e-commerce, healthcare and manufacturing.”
   Technologies at the new facility includes advanced package scanning and sorting equipment for the high volumes of packages that routed through the UPS system of conveyors and belts in the building, as well as in transit to other area facilities.
   And “customers will benefit from speed and processing accuracy that can scale daily fluctuations or manage a surge from the latest promotion or change due to weather contingencies,” said UPS.
   “This major investment by UPS is more evidence that Indiana is a global logistics powerhouse,” said Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb. “Our state’s top-ranked infrastructure network has been key to growing our economy – especially in the manufacturing and logistics sector. That’s why state lawmakers doubled-down on roads and bridges this year, advancing a 20-year, data-driven infrastructure plan.
   “As companies like UPS connect Hoosier businesses to customers around the globe, we’ll do our part to strengthen Indiana’s status as the crossroads of America – and of the world,” he added.