FedEx Ground opens new distribution center in Manassas
FedEx Ground recently began operating from its new 175,000-square-foot distribution center in Manassas. The new facility at 7303 Cushing Road joins an existing station in Chantilly, which the company said would enable it to meet and exceed customer demands in the Northern Virginia area.
The center opened with 69 new employees. FedEX Ground said it plans to add to the overall area workforce as necessary to support increased demand.
The company said it chose the Manassas site because of its ease of access to major highways, its proximity to customers’ distribution centers and a local community workforce for recruiting employees.
The new facility is part of a nationwide network expansion to boost daily package volume capacity and enhance the speed and service capabilities of the FedEx Ground network. Since 2005, the company said it has opened 11 new hubs with advanced material-handling systems and expanded or relocated more than 500 local facilities.
The improvements have accelerated ground service delivery by one day or more in more than 70 percent of the U. S.