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May 31, 2016

Land, Labor Draws Second CT FedEx Hub to Middletown

FedEx Corp.'s plan to open a second New England overnight package-document delivery hub in Connecticut reflects not only the company's growing need for more facilities like it, but also the availability of sufficient land and skilled talent, a FedEx executive says.

The Memphis, Tenn., company broke ground May 12 on a $220 million, 525,000-square-foot package-collection and distribution hub in Middletown that will have around 250 loading/unloading doors. The FedEx Ground facility, located on the former Aetna Inc. site on Country Club Road, will employ 500 workers and is set to open in Sept. 2018.