FedEx Breaks Ground on New Facility - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

FedEx Breaks Ground on New Facility

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

Fedex broke ground today on what will eventually be a brand new ground shipping facility.

Local and state officials helped to dig the first mounds of dirt at the site. Billings own facility is considered a small hub for the company, due to the city being well-placed between Denver, Minneapolis, and other major cities. But this particular facility will be featuring something which hasn't been done in other smaller-sized hubs before.

"This hub will be the first hub in the country that will be automated.It's actually a prototype and we're looking to be able to put it in some of our smaller areas that need a hub," said FedEx Ground's district managing director Patrick McCoy

The new site will replace the existing shipping facility already in the area and provide jobs for nearly 120 employees.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by September 2014.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Rimrock Mall Hosts Montana Muscle Walk

    Rimrock Mall Hosts Montana Muscle Walk

    Rimrock Mall Hosts Montana Muscle Walk

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:57:06 GMT
    People from all over the region traveled to the Magic City Saturday for the annual Muscle Walk at Rimrock Mall.
    People from all over the region traveled to the Magic City Saturday for the annual Muscle Walk at Rimrock Mall.
  • Marijuana Ban Proposed

    Marijuana Ban Proposed

    Marijuana Ban Proposed

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:47:35 GMT
    A billings car-dealership owner proposes a ballot measure to ban marijuana in Montana.
    A billings car-dealership owner proposes a ballot measure to ban marijuana in Montana.
  • Murderer Sues State

    Murderer Sues State

    Murderer Sues State

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:35:18 GMT
     A woman convicted of killing her husband and his lover in Helena is suing the Gallatin County Detention Center.
     A woman convicted of killing her husband and his lover in Helena is suing the Gallatin County Detention Center.