FedEx in the Piedmont Triad

FedEx is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments.

Piedmont Triad Region
FedEx chose the Piedmont Triad region for its one million-square foot Mid-Atlantic Air Hub (which opened in June 2009) and its 415,000-square foot "super hub" ground sorting facility (which opened in 2011).

Business Advantages
Business advantages of locating within an hour’s drive of the FedEx Hub include the ability to meet higher customer demand with greater shipping flexibility. The hub provides a focus on supply chain optimization with a later drop-off time and the ability to ship to and from a variety of domestic or worldwide locations.
"Piedmont Centre's proximity to Piedmont Triad International Airport and the FedEx Air cargo hub, as well as the FedEx Ground hub ... made the location attractive." - Chris Horton, Southern Graphic Systems
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FedEx Mid-Atlantic Hub
The FedEx Mid-Atlantic Hub is located on the grounds of Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is less than a mile from the High Point city limits. It is the carrier’s fifth major U.S. hub, serving destinations around the world. Packages originating on the East Coast for East Coast delivery will be handled through the Piedmont Triad hub. Other FedEx hubs are located in Memphis, Indianapolis, Anchorage and Fort Worth.

First Phase
The first phase now in operation moved local FedEx ramp operations into 500,000 square feet of the new one million-square foot facility in June 2009. Sixty-five flights per week are operating out of the new $300 million hub.
Full Operations
Full regional hub operations are slated to begin later as the national economy improves. The sorting equipment is installed with the capacity to sort 24,000 packages per hour. An additional 75 to 100 flights per week will be added.

Economic Benefits
An economic impact study estimated that, over a 16-year period, the FedEx Mid-Atlantic Hub will create 19,800 jobs and have a total value-added impact of $9.3 billion on the Piedmont Triad’s economy. It is anticipated that $703 million in new state tax revenues and $236 million in new local tax revenues could be generated during that time frame.

High Point Business
Following the examples of other FedEx hubs in the country, a host of companies with distribution needs are expected to open operations in High Point and surrounding communities.

FedEx Ground

In the summer of 2011, FedEx Ground opened its new $110 million "super hub" sorting facility in Kernersville, in Guilford County. FedEx purchased the 125-acre site along I-40 just north of the High Point city limits. The City of High Point is providing utilities to FedEx Ground.

The 415,000-square foot facility, capable of sorting 45,000 packages per hour at full build out, could boast 1,200 to 1,400 employees by 2021.