A new shipping hub in southwest Atlanta is expected to create 1,250 jobs and bring more than $400 million in investment by the end of 2018.
United Parcel Service Inc. will build a regional sorting and distribution hub at the Majestic Logistics Center on Fulton Industrial Boulevard, Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Nathan Deal announced this week.
“I am very pleased to see that UPS, a Fortune 500 company and mainstay in Atlanta for many years, will plant deeper roots in our city with this new hub of operations,” said Mayor Reed in a news release. “This investment in southwest Atlanta will not only create 1,250 new jobs, but strengthen our position as an international hub for logistics supported by the world’s busiest passenger airport and the many global companies who call Atlanta home.”
UPS will create supervision, administrative and warehouse positions for the new sorting and distribution hub.
UPS already employs more than 14,000 Georgia residents in package delivery operations, ground freight, aircraft operations, data center management and contract logistics. The company’s product and technology development, global transportation network planning and other corporate staffs are based in metro Atlanta.
“UPS has proudly made its global headquarters in Atlanta for more than two decades,” said David Abney, UPS chairman and CEO, in the news release. “This strategic capital investment will feature state-of-the-art technology. When combined with the strong transportation connections and talented labor pool that Atlanta provides, UPS is building flexibility to meet the growing needs of our customers and our business in Georgia, and around the world.”