Atlanta, April 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE: UPS), driven by strong demand from customers in theretail, manufacturing and healthcare industries, today announcedfacility enhancements in three key North American markets. Theexpanded locations include Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Hebron, Ky.;and Mira Loma, Calif. "These expansions are part of UPS's continued commitment to meetthe needs of our customers," said Stephen Hydrick, UPS vicepresident of North American distribution. "As they launch newproducts and experience seasonal spikes in volume, they must havethe flexibility to scale up and down. These investments givecustomers that flexibility, and it's vital to their success." The investment adds nearly 478,000 sq. ft. to UPS's globalsupply chain solutions network, which now includes 528 facilitiesand nearly 31 million sq. ft. Services and capabilities offered atUPS supply chain facilities include: warehousing and fulfillment;inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kittingand packaging; and store-ready displays. Facility details: Hebron, Ky. The Hebron campus - considered a key logistics operation servingthe retail industry - has access to 62 percent of the U.S.population within two days via UPS Ground and 64 percent using UPSFreight. The campus, which added 151,000 sq. ft., is minutes fromthe Greater Cincinnati Airport and is within 600 miles of 30 majormetropolitan markets. Mira Loma, Calif. The southern California location, which added 309,000 sq. ft.,is one hour from the two largest seaports in the U.S. It is alsojust five minutes from LA/Ontario Airport, a UPS regional air hub,within eight miles of four major freeways, and just 15 minutes totranscontinental rail connections - all ideal for retail andmanufacturing customers. UPS is able to move significant shipmentsoriginating from Asia Pacific to connections throughout theU.S. Calgary, Alberta, Canada Western Canada's UPS footprint was expanded with an additional18,000 sq. ft. of cGMP-validated healthcare space. The new spaceallows for a one day time-in-transit to the majority ofend-customers in the Saskatchewan-British Columbia corridor.
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