FedEx Ground announces expansion plans

Construction is underway with plans to open in 2023

LaBarron Boone, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce incoming chairman, and the crowd listen as Yosheika Ray, FedEx Ground senior manager, announces the plans for the company’s expansion.

FedEx Ground Packaging Systems Inc. has announced a $52 million expansion of its 250,000-square-foot distribution and logistics center in Montgomery. Construction is now underway with Doster Construction acting as general contractor. Plans are to open the new facility in 2023. Once the expansion is open, the facility will employ approximately 150 people.

“FedEx’s continued investment in Montgomery showcases our essential role in global logistics and solutions for major industries,” said Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed.

FedEx will relocate its existing FedEx Ground facility on Bill Joseph Parkway to 120 Folmar Parkway, where the new facility will be situated on 46 acres and handle more than twice the package volume of the existing facility. Located in the Montgomery Water and Sewer Board’s Interstate Industrial Park, the new FedEx Ground facility is also having a new access road put in to connect Folmar Parkway with Wasden Road.

“We are proud to welcome the expansion of FedEx’s distribution and logistics center in Montgomery County,” said Montgomery Commission Chairman Doug Singleton. “The investment continues to build upon Montgomery’s reputation as the growing logistics hub of the Southeast.”

FedEx Ground has steadily been expanding its presence in Alabama. In November 2021, FedEx Ground announced a $57 million distribution center planned for Dothan and in August 2020, the company announced plans for a $40.6 million facility in the Birmingham/Bessemer area.

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