UPS Opens New Distribution Center Campus

By: Bubbajunk.com

MIRA LOMA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2005 UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it had opened a 765,000-square-foot distribution center and begun construction of a second at a new West Coast campus here for UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

The new distribution centers will support critical parts management, order fulfillment operations, freight receiving and shipment preparation for multiple clients using sophisticated warehouse management, shipping and international technology platforms.

UPS relocated customers from a smaller leased facility in nearby Ontario, Calif., to the first Mira Loma distribution center and now has begun construction of the second building. It is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2006 and will total 400,000 square feet. The campus is expected to accommodate the growth of UPS's logistics businesses in southern California area.

"The Mira Loma campus will accommodate the expected growth of larger consolidated shipments that often originate in Asia," said Rocky Romanella, president of the Americas Region for UPS Supply Chain Solutions. "By strategically locating distribution campuses such as Mira Loma throughout the world, we can provide customers with greater flexibility and scalability while controlling costs."

The campus is located in an area known as the "Inland Empire" and offers quick access to the Ontario International Airport and to the major interstate corridors of I-15 and I-10. Ontario is the site of UPS's West Coast small package air hub. The campus also will be used to process shipments from the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS's stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS)