FedEx to expand again in Indianapolis

June 8, 2013 by  

FedEx hopes to expand its Southwestside facility in Indianapolis, saying it has run out of room in its Decatur Township location, despite the fact that it is 180,000 square feet in size.

The expansion is estimated to cost $34m, following two instances during May in which the package delivery company said it wanted to enlarge its operations in the Indianapolis area.

According to a May 31 article, FedEx wants to increase the Southwestside hub to a 328,000 square foot warehouse, to be located on a 59-acre parcel at 5800 South Raceway Road. The site is convenient to the airport, being just south of the field. FedEx SmartPost, a FedEx division that uses the U.S. Post Office to deliver light-weight packages from businesses to their customers, will use this particular facility, according to a statement FedEx made to the city in its request for property tax abatement.

The Decatur location employs 51 people, who will all be transferred to the South Raceway Road location. In addition, in a welcome piece of news, FedEx said it will hire another 15 workers for the new site in 2014. Their starting salary averages $15.53 per hour.

FedEx just started building a new distribution hub in Zionsville this week. This construction cost is estimated at $40m.

FedEx might want to consider two printing projects: first, it will need new business cards for some of the employees moving to the new location. It could work with companies providing business card printing services to handle that. Secondly, it could create use a flyer printing expert to create a mailer announcing the opening of the new facility.