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UPS Expands Operations at Ontario International Airport

ONTARIO, CA, March 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the addition of a new sorting facility and the expansion of its existing building at Ontario International Airport. The new building will process urgent, time-definite UPS Next Day Air® packages and will feature automated sorting capabilities. The expanded ground sorting facility will be retrofitted with automated sorting systems and have twice the package processing capacity.

“These investments in UPS’s air and ground network illustrate UPS’s commitment to customers in the Inland Empire and abroad, and are part of an ongoing, network-wide investment the company continues to make in hub expansion and automation,” states George Willis, president of UPS’s West Region. “We are expanding UPS’s integrated network to meet the needs of customers as they grow their businesses in the U.S. and around the world.”

When complete, the existing UPS® ground sorting facility will process twice the amount of packages per hour. The building’s footprint will increase approximately 15 percent to nearly 900,000 square feet. It will sort packages destined for areas in and around the Inland Empire. This expansion is driven by recent growth in e-commerce and traditional retail businesses. UPS plans to add over 500 new jobs at this location over the next five years and will start hiring in 2018. Jobs will include delivery drivers and part-time package handlers.

Both facilities’ automated sorting systems are designed to move packages through the sort process capturing package data and routing volume to proper load positions. Six-sided decode tunnels will replace traditional scanning to capture package information from address labels. Label applicators will place “smart labels” on packages for local delivery, providing UPS loaders faster instruction of proper loading. This enhancement is part of UPS’s suite of package flow technologies.

Construction of the air sorting facility was completed in September 2015. The 416,000 square foot air facility sits on more than 30 acres of land that includes staging for tractor trailers and employee parking. UPS flies 38 daily flights to and from Ontario International Airport.

The expansion of the existing ground sorting building and addition of new automation technologies is currently underway.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

Dan Cardillo 404-828-8744 dcardillo@ups.com

Source: UPS