The company has recently installed a new fueling station at the package distribution facility located on Swinnea Road in Memphis. As a part of UPS “rolling laboratory” approach to alternative fuel technologies, 59 new LNG tractor trailers have been also placed in this city and join other new LNG big rigs fueling at new stations built in Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss.
Besides, UPS has just begun to expand by one-third this facility, which is situated on 83 acres of land adjacent to Memphis International Airport. The project will add approximately 140,000 square feet of building space bringing the total to more than 430,000 square feet at an estimated cost of $70 million. When completed in early 2016, it will also improve processing rates through increased capacity and expanded use of UPS next generation sorting technology.
“Facility upgrades will help give us the latest technology and additional capacity to process both ground and air express volume growing from e-commerce business shippers located here, and consumer demand that is driving online retail sales,” said Ken Harms, UPS president of the Mid-South District.