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FedEx to start new packaging, distribution center in Grand Forks

Grand Forks will soon be the home of a new Fed-EX packaging and distribution facility in its industrial park.

The shipping company is expected to break ground soon on the 120-thousand square foot building. 

When the new facility opens, current employee will move from the existing station on Gateway Drive. 

Fedex also says they will add to the workforce as necessary to support increased demand for service in the area. But didn't say how many jobs that will mean.

FedEx officials says they chose the site due to ease of access to major highways, proximity to customers' distribution centers, and a strong workforce for recruiting employees.

Keith Lund from the Regional Economic Development Corporation says the expansion reflects Grand Forks' strong business climate. 

The new distribution center is expected to be operational next summer.