Shipping giant UPS is gearing up for an expansion in Nashville that would include more than doubling the footprint of its existing ground package hub here.
The world’s largest service for retail and industrial deliveries has a pending application for a permit to add more than 253,000 square feet to the 203,662-square-foot main building on Whites Creek Pike near Briley Parkway. UPS also applied for permits for construction of a vehicle maintenance facility plus an employee parking lot and a gatehouse.
It’s unclear how many jobs the expansion, for which grading is underway, would add to the UPS operation. The Atlanta-based delivery giant has been increasing its capacity nationwide this year with 15 new or expanded hubs available for its peak shipping season to process 164,000 additional pieces per hour.
In a move that’s apparently related to the local expansion effort, (continue reading)