United Parcel Service said Tuesday it is planning a new $260 million package processing facility in Plainfield, Indiana, to expand flexibility of its routing network. The facility will be located on 91 acres west of Indianapolis. Together with improvements to existing buildings, UPS expects to add more than 575 new full-time equivalent positions over the next five years in addition to gaining new flexibility for routing through its network. A portion of the 893,000 square foot hub will open this fall for trailer processing with a delivery operation to dispatch the familiar brown trucks in time for the busy holiday season.
The Plainfield facility build-out is expected to be completed in late 2019. UPS will continue training and benefits, including tuition assistance, as employees expand their opportunities to build skills. Recruiting for part-time operations begins later this summer for training at Indianapolis facilities before workers transition to the initial operations at Plainfield this fall.