FedEx celebrates the grand opening of a new retail center in Yuma
Yuma, az-A new shipping facility is now available in the Desert Southwest for those shipping packages anywhere in the world.
"Were excited about it, lets say it was a longtime coming. We think its going to be good, not only the FedEx employees but for our regular shippers because we get a lot of the growers in," Bill Bond, senior manager of FedEx Yuma said. "Then when the lettuce season starts its more convenient for them as well."
The new Fed Ex Center, which stands close to the Yuma International Airport provides a larger package sorting facility and more space for their aircraft.
"The present is not going to be as big as the future growth. I've seen tremendous growth over the last 7 years with the Yuma Palms Mall and some of the housing area so we all like to get out in front and prepare for the future," Bond said.
Recently, FedEx announced it will increase its workforce by approximately 20,000 seasonal positions throughout the nation to help handle the surge in holiday shipments.
Bond said the new center will help meet Yuma's demand during winter season and especially when the Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma develops the F-35 joint strike fighter base project.
"We expect that to grow as the competition continues to grow so its been good in that respect," Bond said.
Bond said the new FedEx center is now in full operation and ready to ship your package.
Email Alert Sign Up
Sign up here to receive breaking news stories from KSWT.com and morning updates to your email inbox.
Daisy Cortes was in court earlier this week through her attorney asked for her bond to be reduced. According to published reports her attorney reported to the court that Ms. Cortes was unaware of her fathersMore >>
Daughter of suspected gunman has day in courtMore >>
The most haunted island on earth is a small island right off the coast of Venice, Italy called ‘The Island Of Poveglia. It's beautiful and deserted but it was also a body dumping ground a few hundred yearsMore >>
Spacious Island for sale; includes hotel. May need exorcism. More >>
Jesus Hernandez-Carlon stood before a judge to be formally charged; Carlon was arrested Monday night after a witness identified him as the man who robbed him at gun point outside a Yuma restaurant. AccordingMore >>
Man suspected of robbing someone at gun-point outside a Yuma restaurant was in court. More >>
YUMA, AZ- Yuma Police continue to look for an armed robber wearing a black ski mask who used a shot gun to rob his victim. According to police an SUV with several passengers pulled up to a man whoMore >>
Yuma Police continue to look for an armed robber wearing a black ski mask who used a shot gun to rob his victim.More >>
One Stop Employment Services in Imperial County is stepping up their efforts to help the more than 1300 employees set to be laid off once National Beef in Brawley closes in late May. They're reaching outMore >>
Employment agency stepping in to help those affect by meat company closure. More >>
YUMA, AZ- A San Luis teen is sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for attempting to transport drugs for sale. Mark Anthony Roque was arrested in June of 2011 after a large amount of drugs were found inMore >>
A San Luis teen is sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for attempting to transport drugs for sale.More >>
BRAWLEY, Calif. (13 On Your Side) – A gang member charged with murder in connection to the stabbing death of a Brawley High School football star appeared in court today. During today's hearing, the defenseMore >>
– A gang member charged with murder in connection to the stabbing death of a Brawley High School football star appeared in court today.More >>