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UPS automated sorting facility expands at Montréal hub


Industry

March 25, 2018
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Toronto – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, welcomed UPS’s announcement of a $500 million investment that will create more than 1,000 new, middle class jobs in Canada. UPS will also expand its facilities across the country and upgrade its technology so that Canadian consumers can receive products faster and in an environmentally responsible way.

The construction of a $125-million, 180,000 square-foot automated sorting facility – UPS’s first in Canada – has already started at the company’s Montréal hub. This facility, along with investments in new automated sorting technology and compressed natural gas vehicles, will help UPS reach its sustainability goal of running half of its Canadian fleet on alternative fuel by the end of 2018.

Quick Facts

  • UPS’s first international expansion was in Canada over 42 years ago, and our country was chosen this year as the location for the company’s first international management conference, which is being held in Toronto, from March 19-21.
  • UPS employs more than 12,000 employees at 63 facilities across Canada. UPS has centres in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Montréal.
  • Prime Minister Trudeau met with David Abney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UPS, on January 23, 2018, where they discussed UPS’s history in Canada, the company’s goals moving forward, as well as investment opportunities.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office

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