UPS announced the addition of 478,000 sq. ft. of space to facilities serving three of its North American markets: Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Hebron, Ky.; and Mira Loma, Calif. Company executives cite strong demand for extra capacity from customers in the retail, manufacturing and healthcare industries.
“As they launch new products and experience seasonal spikes in volume, they must have the flexibility to scale up and down,” said Stephen Hydrick, UPS vice president of North American distribution.
UPS’s global supply chain solutions network now includes 528 facilities and nearly 31 million sq. ft. Services and capabilities include: warehousing and fulfillment; inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; and store-ready displays.
The Hebron, Ky., campus has access to 62 percent of the U.S. population within two days via UPS Ground and 64 percent using UPS Freight. The campus, which added 151,000 sq. ft., is near the Greater Cincinnati Airport and is within 600 miles of 30 major metropolitan markets.
Mira Loma's southern California locatio added 309,000 sq. ft. It is one hour from the two largest seaports in the U.S. and near LA/Ontario Airport.
Western Canada’s UPS footprint was expanded with an additional 18,000 sq. ft. of space in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, allowing for a one-day time-in-transit to the majority of end-customers in the Saskatchewan-British Columbia corridor.