FedEx Ground recently began operating from a new 175,000 square foot distribution center at 7303 Cushing Road in Manassas, Virginia. The new facility joins an existing station in Chantilly, enabling us to continue to meet and exceed customer demands in the Northern Virginia area. The station opened with 69 new employees, and we will add to the overall area workforce as necessary to support increased demand for service.
The site was chosen because of its ease of access to major highways, its proximity to customers’ distribution centers and a strong local community workforce for recruiting employees. The new facility is part of a nationwide network expansion to boost daily package volume capacity and further enhance the speed and service capabilities of the FedEx Ground network. Since 2005, the company has opened 11 new hubs featuring advanced material-handling systems and expanded or relocated more than 500 local facilities.
The network enhancements have resulted in accelerating ground service delivery by one day or more in more than 70 percent of the United States. With these changes, FedEx Ground is faster to more overall locations, including more residential locations than the competition.