FedEx Ground, an operating unit of FedEx Corporation, will construct a
new hub in Perrysburg, Ohio, to replace an existing operation in nearby
Toledo. According to a company statement, the total investment is
expected to reach $87 million, including cost of land, construction,
and material-handling equipment. The 400,000-square-foot facility is
expected to maintain the Toledo operation's 550 employees and increase
to more than 800 workers upon completion in 2009. The site was chosen
due to its access to major highways, its customers' existing
distribution centers, and a strong labor pool. "This new facility will
help us meet the growing demand of local shippers and serve as one of
just two gateways for shipments destined to Canada," says Michael P.
Mannion, the company's senior vice president for operations.
Construction is expected to begin immediately.
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