Eastern Iowa Airport to Build $10.2 Million Cargo Facility Where UPS will Sort, Distribute Packages

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Eastern Iowa Airport to Build $10.2 Million Cargo Facility Where UPS will Sort, Distribute Packages - AviationPros

    A new 40,000-square-foot cargo facility at Eastern Iowa Airport soon will become a package sorting and distribution hub for United Parcel Service.

    About 75 people, including Cedar Rapids leaders and representatives from area businesses, gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning as airport and UPS officials unveiled plans for the $10.2 million building, adjacent to the airport’s new cargo apron.

    The airport will build the cargo facility — the first new building under its ongoing expansion project — with UPS expected to begin operations there around spring 2021, relocating from its current apron space.

    Airport Director Marty Lenss said the new facility marks a “significant play” for the airport in completing a project included for years in its master plan. The facility will position the airport to meet growing air cargo needs, stemming from increasing e-commerce and next-day delivery service for the area, for the next 50 years, he said.
     
  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Fedex is already there. Looks like we are just catching up
     
  3. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Active Member

    10.2 million seems small money for a 40,000 sq ft cargo facility with sort operations.