Tuesday, November 1, 2011

World Class Fed-Ex opens new distribution center in Edinburg

Fed-Ex ramps up new distribution center in Edinburg, TX

From The McAllen Monitor
EDINBURG — A large FedEx Ground distribution center that recently opened in the city’s North Industrial Park will provide the shipping company quick access to U.S. 281, shaving hours off delivery times and saving fuel costs for tractor-trailers.

“With the larger building, as we take on new customers, we’ll be able to grow and add people as the customer volume picks up,” said Roy Pittman, the managing director for FedEx Ground’s Gulf Coast region. “All of that played a big factor into (locating in Edinburg) but easy access in and out for our (trucks) is really what drives where we put our stations.”

FedEx Ground moved its Valley distribution center to the Edinburg site in mid-September from the warehouse at 1904 Joe Stephens Ave. in Weslaco. The company employs about 120 people locally in administration, sales and its distribution center, but it expects to add about 50 to 60 new employees with the Edinburg expansion.

FedEx Ground also plans to recruit University of Texas-Pan American students who can take advantage to the company’s tuition assistance program (Aw come on! now, you're just rubbing it in!).


  1. Laredo has a Fed Ex Ground center, not sure how many employees. But remember, the valley is 4 to 1 in the number of people it services.

  2. So the Valley is more populated and therefore will always eat Laredo's lunch? Is the only advantage for Laredo IH35? and how will that hold up if I69 takes shape? I think the overall vision that McAllen and the Valley has far outdoes the vision that our so-called leaders have- or rather NOT have.