A new FedEx ground distribution center in Sauget is expected to create 175 full-time and part-time jobs, according to a release from Governor Pat Quinn.
Quinn and other dignitaries plan to break ground on Tuesday at the planned construction site, located in the Sauget Business Park. A 181,000-square-foot building is planned to be built upon more than 45 acres of current farm ground, according to related bid documents.
The site is north of the intersection of Sauget Industrial Parkway and Sauget Business Boulevard, and will be next door to the Stellar Manufacturing Company.
The FedEx Corporation is a Fortune 100 company. One of its subsidiaries, FedEx Ground, will operate the Sauget site.
FedEx Ground provides small package shipping for businesses and residents throughout the U.S. The company has more than 70,000 employees and had about $9.6 billion in revenue last year.
The distribution center is expected to drive economic development in the area as well, according to the release.
The Sauget Business Park is home to several other distribution, warehouse or light manufacturing companies. First established in 1991, the 700-acre park is bounded by Interstate 255 to the north and less than a mile from St. Louis Downtown Parks Airport to the south.
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