UPS expands healthcare network in key locations across North America

UPS expands healthcare network in key locations across North America 
Expansions latest in series of additions to global dedicated healthcare network 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced a 
significant expansion of its global healthcare distribution network in five 
key markets in North America. Expanding locations include facilities in 
Burlington, Ontario, Louisville, Ky., Mira Loma, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., and 
Reno, Nev. The new expansions add nearly 800,000 square feet (sq.ft.) to UPS's 
global network of 37 dedicated healthcare facilities, which now total nearly 
six million sq. ft. of distribution space. 
This investment represents the most recent installment of UPS's ongoing 
commitment to serve the distinctive needs of healthcare clients around the 
world. UPS announced the expansion of its healthcare distribution network in 
the Asia- Pacific region in October 2012, with the opening of three new 
facilities in Hangzhou, China, Shanghai, China and Sydney, Australia. 
Several industry trends are driving the expansion of UPS's global healthcare 
network, including increasing globalization, complex regulatory oversight, 
heightened focus on outcomes and a growing need for specialized healthcare 
services, such as temperature-sensitive solutions. The latest expansions were 
driven by the growth of UPS's healthcare customers and the UPS global 
healthcare strategy that supports customers as they grow and adapt to these 
"UPS is committed to investing in our global network and supporting industry 
demand to meet customer needs for increased speed, flexibility and 
efficiency," said Bill Hook, vice-president, global strategy, UPS Healthcare 
Logistics. "Our healthcare customers are creating value through our broad 
network and single global technology platform." 
UPS facilities meet all applicable government accreditations, licences and 
maintain geographic-specific regulatory requirements, such as those of the 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Health 
Canada, among hundreds of others. 
UPS Healthcare facilities offer distribution space with temperature and 
humidity-controlled environments which help keep products in optimal 
conditions during storage. Each of the expanded facilities is designed to 
serve the warehousing and distribution needs of pharmaceutical and medical 
device manufacturers. Specifics of the expansions include: 
Burlington, Ontario 
UPS has 11 dedicated healthcare facilities in Canada, including three on UPS's 
Burlington, Ontario, logistics campus, which is located near three major 
international airports. With the latest expansion of more than 200,000 sq. ft. 
to the Burlington campus, UPS now has nearly 600,000 sq. ft. of healthcare 
distribution space in this campus. All UPS healthcare Canada facilities are 
strategically located to serve the Canadian market. 
Louisville, Ky. 
The latest expansion in Louisville, Ky., adds a new 225,000 sq. ft. facility 
to UPS's healthcare distribution space in its flagship location, which already 
includes three buildings totalling more than one million sq. ft. of dedicated 
healthcare space. UPS's Louisville healthcare campus is strategically located 
near UPS's Worldport global air hub to provide next-day delivery for air 
shipment orders received as late as 11 p.m., EST as well as UPS ground 
deliveries within two days or less to 70 per cent of U.S. locations. 
Mira Loma, Calif. 
The expansion in Mira Loma, Calif., adds more than 220,000 sq. ft. to the 
existing facility, resulting in a total of more than 350,000 sq. ft. of 
healthcare distribution space in this location. 
Atlanta, Ga. 
The addition of a new UPS healthcare facility in Atlanta, Ga., adds more than 
90,000 sq. ft. within the existing two facilities, resulting in a total of 
more than 200,000 sq. ft. of dedicated healthcare space. 
Reno, Nev. 
The expansion in Reno, Nev., adds more than 55,000 sq. ft. to the existing 
facility totaling more than 150,000 sq. ft. of dedicated healthcare space in 
the Reno area. 
For more information on UPS's healthcare services, visit 
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of 
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the 
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology 
to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, 
UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company 
can be found on the web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit 
Erick Bauer, APEX Public Relations 416-934-2108 
Robyn van Teunenbroek, UPS Canada 905-676-1708 
SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd. 
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