Philly finally gets a million-square-foot warehouse - but not the thousands of jobs: UPS on Red Lion

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Philly finally gets a million-square-foot warehouse - but not the thousands of jobs: UPS on Red Lion - Philadelphia Inquirer

    It hasn’t been announced by the company, but the Inquirer has confirmed that United Parcel Service plans to build a million-square-foot facility on the 138-acre former Budd Co. property at 1 Red Lion Rd. in Northeast Philadelphia, one of the biggest available industrial properties in the city.

    Plans call for 950 parking spaces, and UPS had told city officials they were planning a facility that could employ 1,000, including shift and part-time workers. But UPS has told state officials it is committed to hiring a more modest 352 full-time workers by the time it opens in 2022, and has separately said new plants in Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania cities are part of a wave of “highly automated” facilities that won’t create as many jobs per box as earlier ones.
  2. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Well ain't that some :censored2:
  3. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    It’s only going to get worse.
  4. JetDoc812

    JetDoc812 Member

    they will continue to automate every facility they can. it sucks the jobs aren't being created, but it will continue to be this way. there will be less jobs come next contract.
  5. Roller252

    Roller252 New Member

    Go Driving:tank:
  6. JetDoc812

    JetDoc812 Member

    eventually that's about the only jobs UPS will have, all the sorting will be automated.
  7. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    They will always have management jobs to harass and fire the droids.
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  8. PCLoadPackage

    PCLoadPackage New Member

    I can see how unload and sort could be automated fairly easily, even with current technology. I really want to see how they'd automate the preloader job. Don't get me wrong, a huge portion of the preloaders are some combination of lazy, drunk, stoned, or just stupid. There's just so much variability in package car designs, package sizes, crappy dispatch, etc. It just seems like it would be really tough to automate loading the package cars exactly like the load sheet says, let alone taking any driver preferences into account (which they certainly wouldn't).

    If I loaded my cars exactly like the load sheets say, they'd all be complete disasters.
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

  10. Ou812fu

    Ou812fu Polishing toilet bowls since 1966.

    I personally could think of a way to automate that job. And it wouldn't be all that hard to pull off right now.
    The truly only thing you would need to load at the end is the irregs. Everything else could be done by automation.
  11. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    why is this surprising? .......look at the quality of people out there.....

    it's really about competition with non union companies. Amazon will be taking over the world before you know it anyways.

    I'm selling all my UPS stock.
  12. JetDoc812

    JetDoc812 Member

    I think I saw a movie about something like this it was called Wall-E
  13. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I’m already working on becoming the fat assed citizen of the future
  14. JetDoc812

    JetDoc812 Member

    big screens and lazy boys for everyone!! or whatever amazon decides to name their copy of the lazy boy