Movin’ on UPS: Carrier makes largest ever Canadian capital investment

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Big Brown just keeps getting bigger. Courier giant UPS Canada has announced that it will be expanding its already huge Vaughan, Ont., hub as part of a $72-million expansion project, scheduled for completion by 2009.

Work has already started on the addition to the company’s existing Toronto Hub facility which is located in this community on the outskirts of Toronto, directly adjacent to the campus of York University.

The project represents the largest single capital investment made to date by UPS Canada. The facility will increase to more than twice its current size, covering 40 acres and expanding the building to a total of 465,000 sq ft. That will double its processing and delivery capabilities, UPS says.

The plans include expansion of the hub’s trailer staging, automotive shop, guardhouse and employee parking facilities. It also will see the expansion of the car wash and fuelling facilities.

“This new facility will be the largest UPS small package hub in Canada and will incorporate a number of new technologies,” said Jim Lambis, vice-president of plant engineering, UPS Canada.

The capital investment in the facility is expected to generate 900 new jobs.

UPS officials predict the project will be complete in time to service the surge in shipments during the 2009 holiday season.

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