FedEx Freight has opened a new $9 million terminal on Westland Road in Hermiston.
Swaggart Brothers Inc. built the 84,000-sq.-ft. facility, which broke ground in August 2010.
The new facility, which opened in September, allows FedEx Freight to enhance its LTL, or less-than-truckload, services in the local market. The center will serve as a hub that handles FedEx Freight Priority shipments throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as picking up and delivering FedEx Freight Economy shipments in the local communities.
“FedEx is very excited about our new hub here in Hermiston,” said Michael Zanolli, FedEx Freight’s vice president of regional operations, during the grand opening ceremony in early November. “This is a strategic location within our vast network of centers across the country and this new hub has allowed us to improve our transit times in and out of the Pacific Northwest. We expect to continue to grow in this market.”
The facility, situated on 62.4 acres has a 120-door capacity and became fully operational in September. In addition to the main facility, the terminal includes a 10,720 sq.-ft. shop and a four-lane fueling station. It is one of more than 350 FedEx Freight service centers across the country.
The facility has about 70 employees and serves the company’s Pacific Northwest region, including Seattle and Boise.
FedEx Freight, based in Memphis, Tenn., is a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX). FedEx Corp. provides customers worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $40 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the FedEx brands.