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Upcoming WERCouncil Events

from WERC

Don’t delay … Register today for one of our upcoming local events.

UPS Worldport Air Hub & UPS Supply Chain Campus Tour in Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, October 9th from 6:30 am – 5:30 pm
Transportation included in registration; Space is limited to the first 20 registrants

Overview Worldport a technological marvel — the largest automated package handling facility in the world, and the center point of UPS’s worldwide air network. More than 300 flights arrive and depart daily, and the hub processes roughly 2 million packages a day, increasing to more than 4 million during the December peak holiday shopping season. Worldport history — Beginning in 1999, UPS undertook the largest capital project in the company’s history with the $1 billion expansion of its sort facility at Louisville International Airport. The expansion more than doubled the size of the air hub and increased sort capacity from 215,000 packages per hour to 304,000. Dubbed Worldport upon its 2002 completion, the facility initially grew from about 2 million square feet to 4 million. By 2006, UPS needed to again expand Worldport. In a two-phase project, the company expanded its all-points air hub by 37 percent to 416,000 packages per hour. The second expansion was completed in April 2010, with the mammoth facility now measuring 5.2 million square feet, with a perimeter of 7.2 miles. Looking to future possibilities, the facility’s design allows for further expansion to process up to a half million packages per hour. Click here for more information or to register.

Other upcoming events:

Oct. 10 – Atlanta WC: Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Click here to register.

Oct. 18 – Chicagoland WERCouncil: October Education Forum. Click here to register.

Oct. 25 – North Texas WC: 17th Annual Warehousing Resource Convention in Grapevine, TX. Click here to register. more

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