UPS PLANS LARGER AIR CARGO CENTER

UPS PLANS LARGER AIR CARGO CENTER

United Parcel Service, just months after a labor strike dealt a blow to its ground operations, is beefing up its air cargo division with a major new sorting facility in Louisville.

The company announced plans Wednesday to build an $860 million automated sorting center to replace its main air express hub at Louisville International Airport. The construction project is the largest in the company's 90-year history.The 2.7 million-square-foot facility would nearly double UPS hub capacity and create as many as 6,000 jobs by 2005.