Posted: Sep 14, 2013 2:43 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News
One of the big speakers at this year's Montana Economic Development Summit in Butte is FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith.
FedEx Ground is currently building two new distribution centers in Montana, one in Butte and one in Billings.
Each of these new facilities will replace an existing one nearby, and once they open up, the jobs will transfer from the old stations to the new ones. FedEx will also add to the workforce as necessary to support any increase in demand.
FedEx Ground chose these sites because there is access to major highways and a strong local workforce for recruiting employees. The projects are part of a national expansion to boost daily package volume and enhance the speed of delivery.
Smith will speak on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Montana Tech in Butte.