UPS to add processing capacity for Phoenix e-commerce hub

UPS has announced plans for a new package processing hub in Goodyear, Arizona, in the greater Phoenix area.

The phased hub construction will modify a 618,000 sq ft structure. A portion of the building is expected to begin operating later this year in time for the holiday season to provide additional processing and automated sorting capacity for lightweight small packages typical of e-commerce that are moving throughout Arizona and the Southwest.  

With its planned completion in late 2019, the $180m facility will showcase more than 970,000 sq ft of advanced operational technologies and sortation equipment under roof and bring more than 1,500 jobs to the Goodyear area.  

“UPS is a leader in operational efficiency and flexibility and is quick to adapt the UPS network to changing needs of shippers and consumers. We’re investing for growth and to give opportunity to our people to build skills for tomorrow’s economy,” said Ken Cherry, president of the UPS Desert Mountain district that includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

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.

Source: UPS