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FedEx delivers good news

FedEx Ground has chosen Pulaski County for its new $4 million, 37,000-square-foot distribution facility.
The announcement was made late Wednesday morning by Aric H. Bopp, executive director of New River Valley Economic Development Alliance.
The new building will be more than double the size of the company’s 15,000-square-foot Radford facility and will be constructed in the Pulaski County Corporate Center off Cougar Trail.
It is expected to eventually employ more than 100 workers — 50 of whom will transfer from Radford and about 60 employees and independent contractors the company anticipates adding during the first three years of operation.
David Westrick, a spokesman for FedEx Ground, told The Southwest Times last January that the company was outgrowing its facility in Radford Industrial Center.
He said “many areas,” including Pulaski County, were being considered.
At that time, he said the company’s timeline called for the larger facility to be ready by the end of 2009.
According to Bopp the new facility is expected to open this fall.
The expansion is part of a bigger nationwide plan that calls for all FedEx Ground centers to be expanded by 2013, Westrick said.
Bopp said the expansion is designed to “boost daily package volume capacity and further enhance the speed and service capabilities of (FedEx Ground’s) network.”
Since embarking on the multi-year expansion program in 2002, FedEx Ground has expanded and/or relocated more than 500 local facilities.
According to Westrick, the company typically grows by 10 percent annually in terms of volume and revenue.
According to company figures, the network enhancements have resulted in accelerating ground service delivery by one day or more in more than half of the United States.
FedEx Ground delivers more than 50 percent of packages in two days or less and more than 80 percent in three days or less.
Additionally, average daily packages volumes have increased by more than 50 percent from 2.1 million in 2003 to more than 3.3 million today.
FedEx Ground is a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.
Pulaski County worked with the City of Radford, the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure the project for Virginia.

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FedEx delivers good news

FedEx Ground has chosen Pulaski County for its new $4 million, 37,000-square-foot distribution facility.
The announcement was made late Wednesday morning by Aric H. Bopp, executive director of New River Valley Economic Development Alliance.
The new building will be more than double the size of the company’s 15,000-square-foot Radford facility and will be constructed in the Pulaski County Corporate Center off Cougar Trail.
It is expected to eventually employ more than 100 workers — 50 of whom will transfer from Radford and about 60 employees and independent contractors the company anticipates adding during the first three years of operation.
David Westrick, a spokesman for FedEx Ground, told The Southwest Times last January that the company was outgrowing its facility in Radford Industrial Center.
He said “many areas,” including Pulaski County, were being considered.
At that time, he said the company’s timeline called for the larger facility to be ready by the end of 2009.
According to Bopp the new facility is expected to open this fall.
The expansion is part of a bigger nationwide plan that calls for all FedEx Ground centers to be expanded by 2013, Westrick said.
Bopp said the expansion is designed to “boost daily package volume capacity and further enhance the speed and service capabilities of (FedEx Ground’s) network.”
Since embarking on the multi-year expansion program in 2002, FedEx Ground has expanded and/or relocated more than 500 local facilities.
According to Westrick, the company typically grows by 10 percent annually in terms of volume and revenue.
According to company figures, the network enhancements have resulted in accelerating ground service delivery by one day or more in more than half of the United States.
FedEx Ground delivers more than 50 percent of packages in two days or less and more than 80 percent in three days or less.
Additionally, average daily packages volumes have increased by more than 50 percent from 2.1 million in 2003 to more than 3.3 million today.
FedEx Ground is a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.
Pulaski County worked with the City of Radford, the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure the project for Virginia.

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