FedEx moves forward with Menomonee Falls distribution center

Special to The Freeman

April 21, 2014

MENOMONEE FALLS – FedEx Ground Package System Inc. is moving forward with plans to build a distribution center in Menomonee Falls.

According to a village Architectural Control Board report, FedEx would develop the 202,950-square-foot building on 30 acres on the south side of County Line Road in Menomonee Falls. The majority of the building would be used as a distribution center, but would have 8,625 square feet set aside for offices.

The Architectural Control Board will review the proposal at its meeting on Tuesday.

With the proposed distribution center at full capacity, it would have 466 employees, including 74 office employees. The report states that 205 of the center’s employees would be full time, and the facility would operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“According to the application materials, the facility is being constructed to receive packages for delivery within the Menomonee Falls area and to collect packages from the Menomonee Falls areas for distribution to other locations,” the report states. “Generally the operations include the receipt, sorting and distribution of packages, with support office functions. With the exception of a few packages that are held for customer pick-up, packages are not stored at the facility, but are transferred through the facility.”

Moon Township, Pa.-based FedEx Ground provides small-package ground delivery services.