Sustainability at the center of UPS’s newest ‘super hub’

Pennsylvania facility features company’s largest natural gas fueling station
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What’s the story: UPS opened its fourth largest U.S. distribution hub, located in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The nearly 800,000 square-foot facility houses the latest sorting, processing and data capturing technology. And it’s home to the largest natural gas fueling station in UPS’s network.

Why it matters: Through best-in-class engineering, UPS is reimagining its network with innovation-driven investments to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The new renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station will:

  • Remove 8 million gallons of diesel fuel per year
  • Help UPS reach 40% alternative fuel in ground operations by 2025
  • Lower carbon footprint while still delivering for customers

Big picture: “We’re on a mission to improve our ground operations network, create local jobs and bring to life sustainable solutions,” said Crystal Lassiter, UPS buildings and systems engineering vice president. “With a focus on getting things right, we’re able to expand our bottom line.”

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