FedEx Hub in Eastern Pennsylvania to Be Largest in U.S.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, a FedEx truck drives in front of the San Francisco skyline. On Friday, March 18, 2016, a federal judge dismissed the bulk of criminal charges against FedEx Corp. in a case alleging it knowingly shipped illegal prescription drugs. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer said the government named the wrong defendant in an agreement that gave it more time to file charges. As a result, the charges were filed past the statute of limitations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A FedEx truck drives in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

FedEx Ground officials say a $335 million terminal hub planned for eastern Pennsylvania will be the company’s largest such facility in the United States.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that officials made that announcement Wednesday during a panel discussion held by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The facility will be built on 260 acres of land the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority sold FedEx for nearly $9.9 million last year.

FedEx is set to break ground on the project later this month. When it opens in 2018, the facility will process up to 75,000 packages an hour and employ about 600 people in its first three years of operation.

Stephanie Cohen, the company’s vice president of strategic planning, says the warehouse and logistics hub will be the largest of 34 in the country.