With the constant shipping goal of getting products to consumers and end users as fast as possible, FedEx Ground is certainly doing its part.
The FedEx subsidiary, founded in 1985, had third quarter revenue of $3.39 billion for the period ended Feb. 28, up 12 percent year-over-year, while operating income grew 15 percent to $558 million. FedEx had quarterly revenue of $11.6 billion. FedEx Ground average daily volume grew 7 percent in Q3 due to B2B and home delivery services.
Here are some other figures the company included in its quarterly infographic:
- > 70,000 team members
- > 40,000 motorized vehicles
- 33 hubs
- 27 FedEx SmartPost Distribution centers
- > 500 Pickup/Delivery Stations
- 725 FedEx World Service Center Locations
- 6,100 FedEx Authorized ShipCenter Locations & Alliance Partners
The company is no doubt in a state of further broad expansion. Since 2005, FedEx Ground has opened 11 new hubs and expanded or relocated more than 500 facilities. Last October, the company said it is investing $1.2 billion across more than 70 expansion projects during fiscal 2015. That's in addition to the $2.5 million it invested in expansion projects in the previous five years.
Those expansions helped accelerate FedEx Ground delivery by one day or more in more than two-thirds of the United States. The company said last October that 83 percent of packages are delivered in three business days or less.
Here’s a rundown of where FedEx ground’s newest distribution centers are, hubs that are currently under constructions, and where to expect large distribution centers in the near future.
Theodore, AL — al.com reports that Mobile County Commission approved a decision on May 11 to give $1 million to a private developer to move FedEx Ground into 193,375 square feet of warehouse and distribution space in an industrial park being built by a separate developer. The project is set to begin in the upcoming months, with completion set for early 2016.
Mabelvale, AR — About 12 miles southwest of Little Rock, construction is underway on a 300,000 square foot FedEx Ground distribution center, set to be completed by August 2016. Ualrpublicradio.com says the new facility will bring 150 full and part-time jobs, a number that includes the temporary construction jobs needed to build the project. The source also notes Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola saying there will also be 400 parking spaces.
Oceanside, CA — On April 10, FedEx Ground held a groundbreaking event for its new 306,054-square foot distribution center in Oceanside, midway between Long Beach and San Diego, expected to open in August 2017. Thecoastnews.com says the facility is expected to bring 500 immediate jobs, and will reach 1,000 once it is at full capacity.
Davenport, FL — Construction is currently underway on a new $28.5 million, 310,000 square foot FedEx Ground distribution center in Davenport, FL, roughly 35 miles south-southwest of Orlando. Expected to complete in 2016, the facility is slated to create about 260 full-time equivalent temporary jobs and about 360 full-time equivalent jobs.
Sauget, IL — In early April, construction finished on a $23.6 million FedEx Ground distribution center in the Sauget Business Park, just across the Mississippi River from St. Lous into Illinois. The 181,000 square foot facility employs 175 full- and part-time workers, who process 10,000 packages an hour.
South Bend, IN — A 200,000 square foot FedEx Ground facility is under construction in South Bend, scheduled to be completed in May 2016 to replace an existing facility that serves the area. The company also has a 75,000 foot FedEx Home Delivery facility across from the new site, A FedEx Freight location about a half-mile away, and a FedEx Express terminal next to the South Bend International Airport. The new facility will cost between $15 million and $25 million.
Lousville, KY — bizjournals.com reports that by May 2016, FedEx Ground plans to open a new distribution center to exceed 300,000 square feet in Louisville. The facility will be located on about 46 acres of the 600-acre Blankenbaker Station business park. It is expected to employ between 650 and 700 people.
Vaughan, ON — The Toronto surburb is set to have a 400,000 square foot distribution center that opens in August 2016. Construction is currently underway on the facility that is expected to employee more than 300 people and process 15,000 packages an hour. Yorkregion.com says that once completed, the center will be the largest FedEx Ground small-package delivery facility in Canada, and the company’s first automated facility in the country.
Hanover, PA — East-central Pennsylvania looks to get a massive new FedEx Ground facility near the Lehigh Valley International Airport, where a roughly 1.1 million square foot distribution center will be constructed shortly after a land sale is finalized. Lehighvalleylive.com reports that the development group hopes to close on the land sale by July.
Jackson Township, PA — Located about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, western Pennsylvania will soon have a new 300,000 square foot distribution center, set to be finished by August 2016. Bizjournals.com says the facility will employee about 200 people.
Pittston, PA — Citizensvoice reported in March that FedEx Ground plans to close its facility in Jenkins Township and transfer more than 140 full- and part-time jobs to a new 310,000 square foot distribution center in Pittston that is expected to be built by June 2016. Pittston, located midway between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, currently has a 117,000 square foot facility in Pittston.
Fort Worth, TX — A 300,000 square foot FedEx Ground distribution center is currently being built at Hillwood’s AllianceTexas development in north Fort Worth that will employ about 376 workers. The facility will be located near FedEx’s Southwest regional sort hub of the Alliance Airport, which FedEx is one of its largest users. The DC is expected to open in August 2015.
Think your business will use any of these new FedEx Ground facilities down the road? Did I miss any? Feel free to comment below, or email me at [email protected]