Last week UPS announced plans for a new package processing hub in Goodyear, near the Loop 303 Freeway and I-10.
Ecommerce already has changed the local landscape as UPS expands its capability for Saturday ground delivery and pickup service that began last month in Mesa and started June 3 in Phoenix. Saturday services will continue to expand as the new Goodyear facility is completed.
The phased hub construction modifies a 618KSF structure on 140 acres in the PV303 Development. A portion of the building is expected to begin operating later this year in time for the holiday season to provide additional processing and efficient automated sorting capacity for lightweight small packages typical of ecommerce.
With its planned completion in late 2019, the new facility will showcase more than 970KSF of advanced operational technologies and sortation equipment under roof and bring more than 1,500 jobs to the Goodyear area.
In each of the next three years, processing capacity is expected to increase as the Goodyear site build-out includes infrastructure for alternative fuels, a UPS Customer Center and local route dispatch for the familiar brown package delivery trucks.
“I am very pleased that United Parcel Service selected Goodyear for its regional operations center. UPS locating here is huge step forward to further our goal as an employment corridor,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord.
The UPS investment of more than $180M is part of increased capital commitment globally to match growth with an agile and efficient transportation, processing and information network across the supply chain.
Today, more than 5,100 UPS employees in Arizona provide package delivery, ground freight, air gateway operations, freight forwarding and contract logistics services.
“The decision by UPS to establish a regional operations center in Greater Phoenix is indicative of the growing ecommerce industry,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The Goodyear location along the Loop 303 offers a strategic geography to place UPS in proximity to a large consumer base, as well as add a considerable number of jobs to our market.”
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