FedEx Ground facility moving
The Associated Press
The Messenger 11.19.07
JACKSON (AP) — FedEx Ground will move its Trenton distribution center to a larger facility in Humboldt, about 11 miles to the south, next year.
The company says all 62 Trenton employees will have the option of transferring to the new facility and FedEx Ground will hire additional part-time package handlers when the move is complete in the summer of 2008.
The company is leaving its current 15,000-square-foot building for a 56,000-square foot facility it plans to begin building in December, spokeswoman Allison Sobczak said. The new facility is expected to cost around $4.4 million.
In Humboldt, the company will be closer to several customers and to Interstate 40, she said.
The relocation is part of a multi-billion dollar expansion plan.
“We are opening nine new hubs and expanding or relocating 300 local facilities,” she said.
Trenton Mayor Tony Burriss said he had hoped to keep the company in his town.
“Obviously, we are devastated that they are going to leave,” he said.
FedEx Ground is a Pittsburgh-based division of Memphis-based FedEx Corp.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com