Tuesday, November 27, 2018

FedEx Expanding at Portland

By Karen Robes Meeks

Earlier this month, the Port of Portland Commission voted to authorize the sale of 38 acres at Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park to anchor tenant FedEx Ground, a move that is expected to create more jobs.

FedEx Ground chose to buy more land east of its 633,000-square-foot automated hub, where it handles about 30,000 packages per hour, according to the port.

“We continue to work with key customers in Troutdale to grow and transform the property into a thriving jobs center,” said Keith Leavitt, the Port of Portland’s chief commercial officer. “FedEx Ground is well positioned to keep building on that momentum.”

FedEx Ground first bought 78 acres at the redeveloped brownfield site a decade ago, then purchased 14.5 more acres in 2016 to meet its expanding business demands.