Local FedEx distribution center opens

PARKERSBURG, West Virginia (WTAP) – The new FedEx distribution center in Wood County is officially open.

The center officially opened last Friday, according to FedEx. It is located off Bosley Industrial Park Drive behind the Walmart on Pike Street.

Last year, FedEx told WTAP in a statement that it would “contract for package pickup and delivery services with service provider businesses that employ drivers, assistants, managers and other positions locally.”

In the same statement, FedEx said the region’s strong locally recruited workforce was part of the reason they chose to set up here.

County Executive Jimmy Colombo is excited about the development.

“Let’s keep it — all prayers, it’s a great Christmas gift for our whole community,” he said.

Colombo believes that moving a powerful global company like FedEx here can boost the region’s reputation. He hopes that, in addition to having other areas conducive to development, it will make the area more welcoming to other businesses.

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