Drizzle
49°FDrizzleFull Forecast

FedEx Ground plans new distribution site

Published: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

ROCK ISLAND (AP) – FedEx will open a new distribution facility in Rock Island in 2015.

The 189,000-square-foot operation is replacing a smaller facility in Moline, which is close to two major highways.

The new building will be part of the company’s effort to expand its network across the country, said Allison Houser, spokeswoman for FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp.

Preliminary construction work on the property has begun.

Workers will be transferred from Moline to the new facility in Rock Island, and additional workers will be hired, the company said, without specifying how many.

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

National video



Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion