UPS on National Geographic Channel

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bad company, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Just wanted to remind everyone that starting tonight at 9:00 eastern time, the National Geographic Channel program "Ultimate Factories" will feature UPS. Below is the information that was on the UPSers website:

    National Geographic Channel's "Ultimate Factories" explores manufacturing goliaths and brings to life some of the greatest one-of-a-kind factories in the world.​

    The show steps inside UPS Worldport in Louisville–the largest, most efficient and high-tech automated delivery system on the planet that helps deliver four billion packages a year. ​

    Show dates and times are as follows:
    • Thursday, June 12, 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time​
    • Saturday, June 14, 3 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time​
    • Thursday, June 19, 2 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time​
    The show details the global proportions of the UPS transportation network, its meteorology center, and flight-simulation training hub.

  2. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  3. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Rats,just missed it,I'll get my wife to tape it...thanks BC(not Beaver Cleaver)
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Watching it right now. Very interesting. World Port is awe inspiring.
  5. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I think I say a supervisor working...Can I file on that?
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    LMAO It can't hurt to try!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Funny they would refer to UPS as a factory, we don't make anything.
  8. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    The whole show was nothing but footage of packages riding on belts. There was never less than 4 feet between each package. I think all the footage was taken at the beginning of a sort. They didn't want the public to see the true UPS where packages are jamming up and bending and breaking.
  9. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    No doubt it was presented to make UPS look good with no jammed belts or crushed boxes but I was still amazed at the miles of belts and all the automation. Makes my old 25-30 driver center look like a knat on an elephant.:peaceful: So was anyone on here there when they filmed it? I thought I saw Kenmei and his taper gun.
  10. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Worldport is UPS' pride and joy. A lot of money and time went into World Port's developement and design. My guess is that with all the technology, money, and research spent at Worldport, it is actually run very smoothly and as cleanly as you saw in the footage. Outside of Worldport, we all know it's not picture perfect.

    It was still interesting to see what a state of the art facility can look like. And while us UPSers may take most of these things for granted, it was still a unique insight into the behind the scenes work being done, and the average non-upser viewer would probably be very impressed.
  11. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Kenmei, his taper gun and Louisville. Hmmmm.....
  12. filiperuvian

    filiperuvian 20 yrs till retirment yay

    the girl in yellow that worked the irreg belt, i think her name is crystal...pretty cute :childish:
  13. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

    Saw quite a few things that might have missed the approval desk @ the ol' UPS HQ.

    Wonder what happened to aiming high in steering with the girl waving goodbye as she left the building.
  14. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    Whats with this "up to 100 pounds"? Before I retired 5 years ago the weight limit was 150 poundss.
  15. Storm723

    Storm723 Preload Supervisor

    LMAO...I saw that!
  16. Storm723

    Storm723 Preload Supervisor

    Do you think the copy or fax machines at UPS Worldport work?:laughing:

    :dance:Imagine having to walk out those belts...LOL
  17. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    100lbs for parcels
    anything over is a ireg max limit per contract is 150

    umm i wasnt too impressed with it, its good publicity but as a upser i saw a lot of things that shouldnt have been done per regs unless world port has some special standards only they can use
  18. cgrant55

    cgrant55 New Member

    Anyone know of any way to see it other than on the channel itself? Id really like to see it, but dont have the channel. Do they sell any of these episodes individually or anything along those lines?
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Maybe, National Geographic sells alot of their programs. It might also be that UPS won't allow the sale of this program. Try online at, then search ultimate factories.
  20. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I wish I had that channel as I would sure tape it. Although being a air driver I have been inside the world port many times and it is a pretty smooth operating facility. Not to mention gigantic in size.