UPS Announces New Aurora, CO Facility

AURORA, CO-UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced the construction of a new package distribution facility in Aurora that will create more than 700 new jobs when fully operational. A portion of the almost 360,000 square foot building, located in the 110 acre East Park 70 industrial business park along the Interstate 70 corridor just east of Denver, is expected to begin operating this year in time for the busy holiday shipping season.

“The Aurora facility is part of the strategic investments UPS is making to better service our customers and enhance its efficiency and processing capability,” said Kenneth Cherry, president of the UPS Desert Mountain district that includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. “We appreciate the community support for UPS and are excited to offer the area new jobs to meet rapid expansion of both residential and commercial demand.”

The $90 million project joins a multi-year investment plan to expand and modernize UPS’s global logistics network.  From early 2016 through September 2017, UPS announced plans to construct nine new U.S. facilities that will add more than 6.2 million square feet of facility space for increasing package processing capacity.

“Aurora is happy to welcome UPS to the city,” said City of Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan.  “I’m proud of the partnerships that make these projects a reality, create jobs for our residents, and drive economic vitality in Aurora.” 

The Aurora package operations hub will feature advanced package scanning and sortation equipment that increases the flexibility to efficiently route packages through the UPS network. Customers will benefit from enhanced speed and accuracy as UPS meets daily volume fluctuations because of seasonal sales and weather events.

The new operations technology also helps power the rollout of the UPS® Saturday ground delivery and pickup service that began in late April.  The Metro Denver area, including Aurora, has been an early market for the new service because of increasing retail fulfillment demands and residential delivery growth.

“We are thrilled to have UPS expand in the city, and to generate so many new jobs for the community,” said Aurora Economic Development Council President and CEO, Wendy Mitchell.  “Our continued focus is to drive economic development by attracting primary employers like UPS with all that Aurora has to offer. We truly believe that Aurora is the best business address in the West.”  

Today, more than 5,400 UPS employees in Colorado provide package delivery, ground freight, healthcare logistics, freight forwarding and contract logistics services. In 2016, the UPS Freight facility in Denver was expanded to enhance service for customers in the local market.   

UPS is recruiting for a variety of part-time package handler positions in the Aurora and the Metro Denver region, as well as for seasonal help during the busy holiday season.Many opportunities are available with eligibility for benefits, including tuition assistance.