Halifax-born Shelley Gares to lead operations
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it
will be adding six new locations to its Atlantic Canada expansion, with
cities in each of the four Atlantic provinces, as it continues to
invest in its Canadian network.
UPS announced in November a network expansion into Moncton and Halifax
beginning in April 2012. That will be followed during the second half
of 2012 with the extension of UPS pickup and delivery services for
customers in Saint John and Fredericton, New Brunswick; Sydney and New
Glasgow, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and St.
John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Veteran UPS employee and Halifax-born Shelley Gares will take
responsibility of Atlantic Canada operations. Gares began her career
with UPS in 1988 in Manitoba and made the move back East in 2005 to
take the lead of customs brokerage in Fredericton.
"Everyone who leaves Atlantic Canada longs for the day when they can go
back home. When UPS gave me the opportunity, I jumped on the offer,"
says Gares. "Six years later I'm helping to introduce UPS to the
unyielding community spirit and the hard-working citizens of the East
Coast. I can't wait to see Brown package cars driving in each of the
This broadened expansion represents a multi-million dollar investment
and approximately 250 new UPS jobs in Atlantic Canada. It is part of a
broader UPS network expansion across Canada that has seen more than
$215 million invested since 2005.
"This is a very exciting year for us. Adding six more cities to our
expansion signifies the potential for growth we see in the Atlantic
provinces," said UPS Canada President Mike Tierney. "We continuously
evaluate ways to leverage our superior service, technology and reliable
brand within Canada and around the globe. Atlantic Canada is the next
logical step for our customers and for our business."
Bringing the UPS brand to the Atlantic provinces will further enhance
UPS's already strong Canadian network and reputation for reliability.
UPS began the expansion of its global network by opening operations in
Canada in 1975. Over the past 36 years, that network has grown to
include a delivery fleet of 2,500 vehicles, almost 10,000 employees and
more than 85 daily airline flight segments. Another 1,900 employees
provide logistics and distribution, freight forwarding and customs
brokerage services to Canadian customers.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range
of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced
technology to more efficiently manage the world of business.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 220 countries and
territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com
and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.
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Robyn van Teunenbroek