MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — UPS plans to invest more than $500 million towards facility expansions and technological enhancements in Canada, adding more than 1,000 new jobs.
Construction of a $125-million, 180,000-square-foot expansion to the company’s Montreal hub, which will be UPS’s first automated sorting facility in Canada, has already begun.
Additional facility-based projects include expansions in the Greater Toronto Area and other parts of Ontario as well as Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba.
In addition to optimizing the UPS Canada network through facility expansions and improvements, the company will maintain its focus on meeting environmental sustainability goals through the use of alternative fuels and technology designed to reduce distance and fuel consumption, states a release issued by UPS Canada.
The company has set a goal to have 50 per cent of its fleet running on alternative fuels by the end of 2018.
UPS has also launched a fleet of compressed natural gas vehicles in British Columbia, a first for UPS in Canada.