Atlanta SMART Hub Open House today

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scratch, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I went to the ribbon cutting/open house at the new Atlanta Hub today. I saw Dave Abney give his speech along with the local politicians including the Governor. Hamburgers/hot dogs were catered in along with kiddie bounce toys. Vehicles on display were all CNG, including the Shifters. 1.2 million square feet, I wandered around it and workers were still welding stuff together. It has 648 dock doors total, 104 unload doors, 324 outbound doors, 12 lane feeder gate, 36,000 square foot automotive shop, three lane car wash, and you have to climb lots of steps and enter the building through the "Heritage Bridge" that crosses the yard. I'm glad I'm not working there, I would be worn out just walking to my work area to clock in.



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  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    What the hell does the rock have to do with anything?
     
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  3. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Incredible amount of arse kissing there today without doubt.
     
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  4. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You stick your gum on it. How dirty will that be years from now?
     
  5. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    "our most important asset is our people"
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    and let's eliminate people and automate everything
     
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  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know, that is just inside the building's front door where the control room is. They had another at the foot of the pedestrian bridge.
     
  7. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I like how the plaque on the boulder says “Our most important asset is our people” and then is like, “Welcome to the automated terminal!” right below it.
     
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  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Ahh, beat me to it! Lol
     
  9. Milly

    Milly Member

    That building sounds like a small city. I wonder how it compares to Worldport.
     
  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Unreal , lol
     
  11. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Looks like she crashed into the truck in front of her 450996F4-7D11-4F07-B2E9-EF0E41FD9C89.jpeg
     
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  12. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Well, at least it fits right into the Company’s corporate and managerial culture of not really thinking things through prior to their real world implementation on the ground..
     
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  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    That's a joke photo. My wife is legally blind and she said she would need a longer white cane to apply for a seasonal driver's job!
     
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  14. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Yeah , they just show up when everything’s nice and new but when it’s opened and running they never show up again lol..
     
  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    They know better.
     
  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    fullsizeoutput_8db.jpeg Some more photos, I could only add eight at a time. Door prizes were drawings for a UPS bicycle and a Yeti Cooler.

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  17. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    We have drivers getting handicap placards to save 250 steps. I bet their handicapped lot will need to be expanded at some point.
     
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  18. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The handicapped spots are next to the guard shack at the foot of the pedestrian bridge. It looks like the bridge is 2-3 stories tall. You have to climb those steps and walk across over the yard and then climb down another set of steps when you enter the building. There is a lot of walking in that building, I noticed people riding tricycles inside to get around.

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  19. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    341 acres? sheesh..... that's bigger than Six Flags lol
     
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  20. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    They have a food court or at least a Dunkin’ Donuts