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Atlanta Business Chronicle: FedEx Ground to add Atlanta distribution center

From staff reports

According to a story from the Jan. 14-20, 2011, edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Pittsburgh-based FedEx Ground will begin development on a 215,000-square-foot distribution center on a 50-acre site in Norcross, Ga., just northeast of Atlanta.

The new facility is reportedly part of the company's efforts to boost daily package volume capacity and speed up service capabilities of its network nationwide network.

Since 2002, FedEx Ground has added 10 distribution hubs featuring advanced material-handling systems, according to the company. It also said that average daily package volumes have increased by more than 60 percent, from 2.1 million in 2003 to more than 3.5 million today.

FedEx Ground could develop the Norcross-site as a major Southeastern hub that employs hundreds of workers. The company is also developing a $55 million distribution facility in upstate New York that could employ more than 400 people. In September, it will open a $110 million, 400,000-square-foot center near Winston-Salem, N.C. That facility is expected to employ 800 people.

In a Jan. 17 article, Company spokesman David Westrick told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the Norcross center should open by September 2012.

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