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UPS Plans Major Expansion at Montreal, Canada, Hub

03/26/2018
UPS reported “with unprecedented volume fueled by the rise of e-commerce and the growth of Canadian businesses,” it plans to invest more than $500 million towards facility expansions and technological enhancements in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The company plans to add more than 1,000 new jobs. The investment in Canada is included in the company’s previously stated capital expenditures for 2018.

Construction of a $125-million, 180,000 sq. ft. expansion to the company’s Montreal hub, which will be UPS’s first automated sorting facility in Canada, has already begun. Additional facility-based projects include expansions in the Greater Toronto Area and other parts of Ontario as well as Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba.

“UPS is committed to investing in the infrastructure, workforce and technology that will help Canadian businesses grow and enable Canadian consumers to acquire their goods efficiently and sustainably,” stated Christoph Atz, President, UPS Canada.

"UPS is the kind of company we want in Canada, one that invests in its people and creates better opportunities for hard working folks to get ahead. I am thrilled they will expand their Canadian operations, invest in our economy, and create so many good, well-paying middle class jobs for Canadians,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“UPS Canada is capitalizing on customer growth and solid operating leverage,” stated UPS Chairman & CEO David Abney. “Strong returns coupled with continued customer demand create an optimal time for this investment that we expect to even further contribute to Canada’s vibrant economy.”

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