UPS is expanding three major facilities, two of which are located in the U.S. The company plans to expand the Hebron, Ky., and Mira Loma, Calif., plants.
The Hebron facility was built in 1997 and is a strategic operation. It has access to 62 percent of the U.S. population within two days via UPS ground shipments and 64 percent of the U.S. population via UPS freight shipments. The Mira Loma location is a UPS regional hub and shipments coming from Asia Pacific are moved through this facility. Both facilities provide numerous services such warehousing, inventory, transportation, returns management, custom packaging and store-ready displays.
UPS currently has 528 facilities and 31 million square feet of operational space worldwide. The expansion will add 478,000 square feet to the three locations. Hebron will receive additional 151,000 square feet and Mira Loma will receive 309,000 square feet.
The UPS expansion is driven by the retail, manufacturing and healthcare industries.
"These expansions are part of UPS's continued commitment to meet the needs of our customers," Stephen Hydrick, vice president of North American distribution stated. "As they launch new products and experience seasonal spikes in volume, they must have the flexibility to scale up and down. These investments give customers that flexibility, and it's vital to their success."
Shipping companies expanding facilities across the U.S. should work with sales and marketing and operations recruiters to find the most qualified candidates for their new management positions. Businesses need time to focus on the logistics of their expansion and can leave the rest of the work to the recruiters.