UPS announced on Tuesday the addition of three buildings and the expansion of another in four North American locations, boosting its supply chain solutions network size by nearly 1.2 million square feet. Rapid growth of customers in the high-tech, industrial manufacturing and retail industries fueled the demand for new or expanded facilities in Mira Loma, California, Hebron, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This marks the second time in 2014 that both the Mira Loma and Hebron campuses increased in size.
"These investments are needed to not only support our existing customers and their growth but to also create capacity to support our new business expansion," said Stephen Hydrick, UPS vice president of North American distribution. "As our customers grow, we will continue to find and invest in solutions."
UPS's global supply chain solutions network includes 596 facilities and nearly 32.8 million sq. ft. Services and capabilities offered at UPS supply chain facilities include: warehousing and fulfillment; inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; and store-ready displays. These modern facilities are critical for customers as 99 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-day time-in-transit of inventory.
Mira Loma, California
After increasing the southern California campus by 309,000 sq. ft. in April, this building in Fontana, Calif., added an additional 228,000 sq. ft. The campus is one hour from the two largest seaports in the U.S. It is also just five minutes from LA/Ontario Airport, a UPS regional air hub, within eight miles of four major freeways, and just 15 minutes to transcontinental rail connections. Total campus size of Mira Loma now includes 1.6 million sq. ft.
The Hebron campus - considered a key logistics operation serving the retail industry - 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 increased in size by 151,000 sq. ft. in April, added an additional 274,000 sq. ft. with this investment. The campus is minutes from the Greater Cincinnati Airport and is within 600 miles of 30 major metropolitan markets. Total Hebron campus size now includes 1.25 million sq. ft.
This Shepherdsville, Kentucky location increased by 606,000 sq. ft. The building is located within 20 minutes of Louisville-based UPS Worldport, the largest fully automated package handling facility in the world. Total supply chain solutions size in the Louisville area is now 4.4 million sq. ft.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The expansion added 62,000 sq. ft. to the Mississauga-based facility, which is located less than 10 minutes from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Total size in the greater Toronto area now includes 2 million sq. ft.