FedEx, a multinational conglomerate holding company focused on transportation, e-commerce, and services, recently announced plans to begin operating in Anderson County. The company’s $45 million-dollar investment will create 12 new jobs.
“This is yet further evidence of the continuing growth of Anderson County,” said Councilman Brett Sanders. “We know that these number will continue to grow as our citizens are productive and have a strong work ethic.”
Founded in 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas, today is best known for its air delivery service, FedEx Express, which was one of the first major shipping companies to offer overnight delivery as a flagship service. Since then, FedEx also started FedEx Ground, FedEx Office (originally known as Kinko’s), FedEx Supply Chain, FedEx Freight, and various other services across multiple subsidiaries. FedEx is also one of the top contractors of the US government and assists in the transport of some United States Postal Service packages through their Air Cargo Network contract.
As a result of economic booms in the logistics industry, the company is facing increasing capacity in their regional sortation facilities (RSF). RSF are sorting and distributing facilities that help optimize transportation in the company’s network by applying just-in-time inventory management and investing extensively in state-of-the-art material handling equipment.
The company is currently underway with a 251,000 square foot build-to-suit distribution facility located at the corner of Highway 81 and Evergreen Road. The company is investing in over $10 million in state-of-the-art material handling equipment.
“Project Highway 81 Logistics is locating its project in Anderson County bringing greatly needed technical jobs and capital investment to our county” said Burriss Nelson, Anderson County Economic Development Director.
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