A 33,000-square-foot United Parcel Service distribution center expected to employ about 100 people is under construction in Pevely.
The construction site is at 8921 Weier Road near the Mr. Fuel Travel Center south of Hwy. Z.
“At this time, the facility is scheduled to open around the end of 2022, beginning of 2023,” UPS spokeswoman Karen Tomaszewski Hill said Tuesday in a written statement. She said the location was chosen because of growth in the region.
En Route To The Expo, a new video series launched by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with Entrepreneur Middle East, is aiming to showcase how the business community in the UAE has benefited from Expo 2020 Dubai, which is running untill March 31, 2022.
In this edition of En Route To The Expo, we spoke with Alan Williams, Vice President Expo 2020 Sponsorship and Operations, UPS, who shed light on the global company’s initiatives and activities related to the mega event, as well as his views on the future of logistics.
“For UPS, [Expo 2020 Dubai is an ideal opportunity] to showcase the future of logistics, and to do that, we have partnered with entities who are part of the Expo family: governments, participating countries, and other partners that we are working with through our exploration programme,” Williams said. “Right from the start, we wanted to align the UPS programme at Expo 2020 Dubai with the UAE Government’s plans for sustainability for the future,” he added. “UPS has a goal of being carbon-neutral by 2050; everything we are doing showcases the future of logistics and is really planned to demonstrate how we can be a great partner to the country, but also our industry and the environment.”
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Several UPS employees are accused of stealing shipments of jewelry worth nearly $12,000, and police believe when the investigation is done, the total theft may far exceed that.
According to court documents, investigators determined that seven employees were working together to steal Swarovski jewelry during their shifts. Police said some would conceal the jewelry while others made sure to block the view of other employees and dispose of the empty boxes to avoid detection.
The thefts were recorded on surveillance video, according to police.
Police said the value of the stolen jewelry is $11,805, but the actual total “is expected to exceed far beyond that.”