Multi-Million Dollar Investment Supports New Jobs
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it
will soon expand its Canadian network by opening its own operations in
UPS will begin to perform pickup and delivery services for its customers
in Moncton and Halifax beginning in April 2012, replacing its current
agent. Additional cities in the Atlantic provinces will be added to the
network later in the year.
The expansion will further enhance UPS's already strong Canadian network
and reputation for reliability while bringing the UPS brand to the
Atlantic provinces, including the iconic brown trucks and uniforms worn
by UPS drivers.
"We're truly excited about this expansion because it means we're
extending to Atlantic Canada the superior level of service and shipping
and logistics options for which UPS is recognized around the world,"
said UPS Canada President Mike Tierney. "The introduction of brown
trucks to the region - driven by men and women who I believe represent
the best service providers in the industry - strengthens our position
in the Canadian market while supporting the needs of our customers."
The expansion, which represents a multi-million dollar investment and
approximately 250 new UPS jobs, builds on the commitment UPS has shown
to the Canadian market particularly in recent years with investments in
Vancouver, Burlington, Toronto and Calgary. UPS has been a
long-standing employer in New Brunswick with its customer contact
centre, accounting and brokerage functions located in the province. The
UPS Store network also operates locations in Nova Scotia, New
UPS began the expansion of its global network into 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
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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