FedEx Ground (Pittsburgh, Pa.), a small-package ground carrier and operating company of FedEx Corp., has opened a new 325,000-square-foot distribution hub near Dallas in Hutchins, Tex.
The Dallas hub is one of nine hubs to open as part of a network expansion plan that will include the relocation or expansion of more than 290 pickup and delivery terminals through 2010. The nationwide expansion will boost the company's current average daily pickup capacity by nearly 70% over the next five years. This summer, FedEx Ground also opened hubs in Cincinnati and Hagerstown, Md. A fourth new hub, under construction near Memphis will begin operations in 2006.
The $34-million hub is capable of processing 22,500 packages per hour and is equipped with advanced package-sortation technology, including high-speed conveyors and camera-based scan tunnels to maximize package-sorting rates. The new Dallas hub has a workforce of more than 700 employees and independent contractors. FedEx currently has nearly 5,500 FedEx employees and contractors working in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Situated on 102 acres, the Dallas hub is one of 29 centralized distribution centers in the company's network and the third major FedEx Ground facility in the Dallas metroplex. FedEx Ground also operates a hub in Fort Worth and an automated terminal in Irving.
Source: FedEx Ground