UPS Planning New Hub in Plainfield

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Georgia-based United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is planning to invest more than $260 million into a new hub in Plainfield. The company says it could create nearly 580 jobs by 2023. UPS says the proposed 893,000 square-foot facility, which is already under construction, could be complete in the fall of 2019.

The package delivery provider has existing Indianapolis facilities on West 81st Street, West 16th Street and East 86th Street. In all, UPS currently employs some 9,500 Hoosiers. It could begin adding package handlers and drivers in the fall. UPS says new positions are expected to pay a 45 percent higher average wage than the current state average.

UPS Ohio Valley District President Kevin Church says “central Indiana is a logistics gateway for efficient transportation networks that enhance UPS reliability and service. 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.”

UPS has been offered up to $7.7 million in conditional tax credits and training grants from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Additional incentives could be considered by the town of Plainfield.

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