New UPS distribution facility includes a $70 million capital investment
ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber announced today that UPS will build a new distribution facility in Round Rock, Texas. The regional expansion into Round Rock in Williamson County will provide additional operating capacity for UPS in the greater Austin area, fortify the existing distribution network, and accommodate future growth in Central Texas. The new facility will be located on approximately fifty acres near S.H 45 and A.W. Grimes Boulevard.
Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw commented, “We are thrilled to welcome UPS to Round Rock. As one of the world’s largest companies, UPS is an all-around good corporate citizen and is known for its charitable giving, community partnerships, and energy conservation programs. UPS is a company that invests in its employees with a focus on training, education, and work-life balance and is a great addition to our city.”
UPS operates an extensive network of facilities around a central package distribution hub in the Austin area, a territory that spans from Belton to San Marcos. The new distribution facility will create employment opportunities in Round Rock over the next five years and include a capital investment of approximately $70 million.
UPS is a global company with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and employs more than 440,000 people around the world. UPS manages the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company currently has 117 facilities in the state of Texas, employing 22,000 people.
“It was an honor and a privilege to work with UPS on such an important project. Round Rock and Williamson County continue to strategically focus their economic development efforts to benefit the community and this is a direct result of that commitment.” said Michael Lateur, Managing Director with Duff & Phelps.
“This is a great project for Round Rock as we continue to diversify our economy,” said Ben White, the chamber’s vice president of economic development. “We welcome another Fortune 500 company that is making a significant investment in employment and capital in Round Rock. We are proud that once again, the tremendous partnership between the city, the county, and the chamber has produced a major employer coming to town.”
About the Round Rock Chamber
The Round Rock Chamber is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Central Texas. Its approximately 1,000 investors collectively employ more than 25,000 people in the area. It is also the region’s only accredited chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.roundrockchamber.org.