UPS has announced plans to expand its operations in central Indiana, building a new, state-of-the-art hub in Plainfield.
“This major investment by UPS is more evidence that Indiana is a global logistics powerhouse,” Gov. Eric J. Holcomb said in a news release. “Our state’s top-ranked infrastructure network has been key to growing our economy—especially in the manufacturing and logistics sector. That’s why state lawmakers doubled-down on roads and bridges this year, advancing a 20-year, data-driven infrastructure plan. As companies like UPS connect Hoosier businesses to customers around the globe, we’ll do our part to strengthen Indiana’s status as the crossroads of America—and of the world.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) said in a statement that UPS invest more than $260 million to construct and equip the new 893,000-sq. ft. hub on Bradford Rd. in Plainfield. Construction is underway, with plans to begin operations later this year. When completed in the fall of 2019, the UPS facility will offer new efficiencies and flexibility for processing capacity across its Indianapolis campuses.
“Central Indiana is a logistics gateway for efficient transportation networks that enhance UPS reliability and service,” said Kevin Church, president of UPS’s Ohio Valley District which includes Indiana, Kentucky and southern Ohio. “Support from local and state leaders lets us be nimble to apply new technologies and equipment together with our people for flexibility to manage growth from e-commerce, healthcare and manufacturing.”