Contact: Lawrence Cook
May 15, 2012
SOUTH WINDSOR—State Senator Gary D. LeBeau (D-East Hartford) today helped break ground on a new, $50 million FedEx package distribution center on Sullivan Avenue that will employ 80 area residents when it opens in September 2013.
The new 222,000 square-foot South Windsor location will replace the older, smaller FedEx center in Windsor; most of the South Windsor employees will move down from the Windsor facility. The center is expected to process about 15,000 packages an hour, or 100,000 a day.
FedEx officials say they chose the South Windsor location due to its easy access to local highways (Interstates 84, 91, 384 and 291), its closeness to business customers, and the large local population from which to recruit future employees.
“FedEx is committed to remaining in Connecticut because we have the infrastructure, the workforce and the attitudes that businesses need to expand,” Sen. LeBeau said. “I know South Windsor was very aggressive in courting FedEx, just as Connecticut has been aggressive in courting and retaining small manufacturers and others. I look forward to helping FedEx take advantage of any of the many business loan, grant and job-training incentives that the legislature passed last fall.”
FedEx specializes in small-package ground shipping with 59,000 employees and a network of more than 500 distribution hubs and pickup-and-delivery stations. FedEx transports over 5 million packages a day and reported revenues of $8.5 billion in 2011.
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