FedEx Ground employees are about to take their first look inside a huge distribution and sorting facility that has been built in the town of Kirkwood.
The 458,000 square foot center was built on a site that had been occupied by Link and L-3 Communications on Industrial Park Drive.
FedEx Ground drivers in the Binghamton area told WNBF News they look forward to touring the facilities over the next few days. The Broome County Delivery Company’s parcel delivery operations in recent years have been based at a nearby site in the town of Conklin.
A spokesperson for FedEx Ground declined to provide information on the imminent opening of the Kirkwood center and the number of people who could be hired to work there.
Local FedEx employees said they expect the new facility to become operational within the next few weeks.
Broome and Kirkwood County officials said they expected around 300 people to work at the site.
Construction work on the distribution center offices was completed a few weeks ago. In recent days, final paving operations have been underway on the north side of the building, which is adjacent to Interstate 81.
Dozens of FedEx Ground trailers were towed to the site and positioned on the south side of the facility.
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