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UPS Expansion May Bring 300 New Jobs To Louisville

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Growth in e-commerce and traditional retail packaging volume has led UPS to plan a $310 million expansion in Louisville.

The expansion of the UPS ground shipping operation, announced Thursday, may lead to as many as 300 new full- and part-time jobs, according to a news release from the offices of Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Steve Beshear.

The plans include a 580,000-square-foot expansion of the UPS Centennial Ground Hub facility. The company's sorting capacity would be doubled, according to the news release. Louisville is also the site of the UPS Worldport, the company's main hub.

"While the company’s air presence in Louisville gets considerable attention, this major project for the UPS Centennial Ground Hub underscores the important and pivotal role ground operations also play in package delivery," Beshear said in the news release.

The expansion will begin next year and is expected to be completed in 2019.

“This expansion reaffirms UPS’ dedication to the Louisville market and I commend them for their ongoing investment in the next generation of advanced logistics solutions," Fischer said.