UPS Inc. said it will spend $70 million to build a package-processing center in Compton, Calif., just south of downtown Los Angeles, to accommodate delivery growth in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The 521,000-square-foot building, located in a former brick-factory site redevelopment project, will handle 300 delivery vehicles and employ 50 full-time workers when it is operational late next year, Atlanta-based UPS said. It made the announcement yesterday.
"UPS continues to see commercial and residential growth in and around the greater Los Angeles area," said Tom Cuce, president of UPS' southern California district. "Expanding in Compton puts the UPS delivery fleet closer to this growing demand, enhances our processing capability, and drives improved efficiency and service for our customers throughout the area." The building will become the 33rd UPS facility to support service throughout southern California, the company said.