FedEx is expanding in Fresno.
The global shipping company, which has a distribution center on Willow Avenue, is planning to double in size and move to a new location.
The company will build a 198,000-square-foot shipping center at East North and South East avenues in southwest Fresno. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2014, the company said in a written statement.
“The new facility will replace an existing facility nearby, allowing us to continue to meet and exceed customer demands in the region,” the company said.
Employees will move to the new building once it opens and the company will add new jobs as needed.
The building is a welcome sight for the commercial industry which has seen little new construction in the last few years.
Last week, Grubb & Ellis/Pearson Commercial also announced some construction activity in the same area. A 96,000-square-foot industrial warehouse is being built at the 230-acre North Pointe Business Park.