FedEx Ground, the small-package ground delivery unit of FedEx Corp. will host a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new distribution facility in Chattanooga.
The ceremony will be Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m, with the ribbon cutting about 11:30 a.m.
The location is at 5076 Summit Spring Way in Ooltewah.
FedEx Ground has opened a new 237,000 square-foot distribution center in Chattanooga. The new FedEx Ground facility is part of the company’s nationwide network expansion plan in which 15 major hubs have been added and 500 other facilities have expanded or relocated around the country since 2005.
The facility opened with approximately 200 employees and we will add positions as demand for service grows.
FedEx Ground has accelerated service by at least one day to more than 70 percent of the United States since 2003. FedEx Ground is faster to more locations than UPS Ground, said officials.
The daily volume of packages that FedEx Ground handles has doubled in the past 10 years.