UPS officially opened a new high-speed package sorting center in New Castle.
The center added approximately 70 percent more package processing power to support growing demand of businesses and residential customers in New Castle County and across the state.
“This new UPS facility will provide additional pickup and delivery services to our customers in Delaware so they can focus on growing their business, while meeting their customers’ demands for speed and reliability,” said Trayce Parker, president of UPS’s Chesapeake District. “We are excited to bring more good-paying full- and part-time jobs to the New Castle area, as UPS expands our presence as a partner in the community.”
Featuring highly-automated technology that rapidly moves packages through the scanning and sorting process while capturing data to increase delivery accuracy, the new UPS package center is part of a multi-year strategic investment plan to grow UPS’s global smart logistics network, a release stated.
The New Castle building construction incorporates LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) practices and has applied for LEED Certification.
The number of employees at the New Castle site was not disclosed. However, UPSemploys more than 1,100 in Delaware.
Services include package delivery, ground freight, healthcare and contract logistics services.