(Posted Oct. 1, 2020)
FedEx Ground is opening a new 500,000 square-foot automated distribution center in the Plain City area in October.
The new facility, one of FedEx Ground’s largest automated stations, has the capacity to sort 22,500 packages per hour. The company continues to experience a significant increase in package volume due to e-commerce growth.
The facility is looking to fill 600 positions. They will also be contracting with local service provider businesses that separately employ about 70 drivers and staff.
Over the past five years, FedEx Ground has opened six new hubs and more than 50 automated stations around the country. As the latest addition to FedEx Ground’s network of 140 fully automated stations, the Plain City facility incorporates advanced material handling and sortation technology, including large package capabilities to safely and efficiently sort items such as furniture, appliances and equipment.
“In an industry where capacity and automation are increasingly crucial, this is a welcome and exciting development for our customers throughout the Midwest,” said Marc Williams, FedEx Ground Central Region vice president. “This operation is an essential and strategic economic investment that will create significant employment opportunities for local citizens and support locally owned businesses.”