In what it called a commitment to both its customers and the community, UPS has acquired a 30-acre tract near downtown Atlanta, which it will develop as a new package distribution center. The tract is located within both the federally designated Atlanta Empowerment Zone and the state-designated Atlanta Urban Enterprise Zone.
UPS's decision to acquire the site allows the company to prepare for future business growth and to enhance customer service while simultaneously providing a major commitment to the redevelopment of this inner city area.
"The location near downtown Atlanta will allow us to give our customers later cutoff times," said UPS spokesman Norman Black. "And the close proximity to Hartsfield International Airport will allow us to handle air as well as ground packages there."
UPS has not finalized its plans for the site, but expects to operate a modern package distribution center that would utilize at least 100 delivery vehicles and employ at least 300 people. While most drivers operating from the new center would be current employees, the project could create more than 200 part-time positions.