FedEx Logistics Opens New Global Headquarters in Downtown Memphis
FedEx Logistics held an opening event this week at its new Global Headquarters in Downtown Memphis — a new focal point for the company’s global operations in 34 countries and territories.
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“Great cities have great buildings. From this magnificent facility, our employees will collaborate, innovate, and serve our global customers. The FedEx Logistics Global Headquarters is a vision for the future of global commerce, or as we like to say at FedEx: it’s where now meets next.”Udo Lange, president & CEO, FedEx Logistics
FedEx Logistics — which invested more than $50 million to sustainably renovate the building and help rejuvenate downtown — offers air and ocean cargo, warehousing and distribution, customs brokerage, and trade solutions that attract additional customers, and add incredible value, to the FedEx portfolio.
At the press conference, FedEx Logistics announced a donation of $20,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis at the event.
“With the opening of this fantastic new headquarters and a generous donation to a worthy cause, FedEx Logistics has made a clear statement of its intent to benefit and serve the local community,” said Richard W. Smith, former president and CEO of FedEx Logistics and current president and CEO-elect of FedEx Express.
“FedEx is dedicated to diversity, and we are actively investing in Downtown Memphis to bring jobs to the heart of our diverse city. This facility serves as another visible demonstration of our continued commitment to these principles as well as to our hometown for nearly 50 years,” Smith added.
FedEx Logistics Moves Into Former Guitar Manufacturing Facility
The move to the nearly 200,000-square-feet former guitar manufacturing facility, which is located across the street from the FedExForum and one block from the historic Beale Street, will create a landmark site within the FedEx family of notable company locations.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said, “A global leader with a reputation for excellence, FedEx continues to invest in our state and provide high-quality jobs for Tennesseans. We are proud of this latest investment by FedEx in Downtown Memphis and the prosperity it will bring.”
And Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland added, “Having a world-renowned industry leader like FedEx Logistics locate its headquarters downtown is a huge win for our city. FedEx is such a great partner in so many ways and we’re extremely fortunate to have them call Memphis home. I’ve looked forward to this day since the project was originally announced and am so glad it’s finally here.”
The move was originally announced in 2019, with a planned opening in 2020. However, FedEx Logistics delayed the relocation of its employees to the new location due to the Covid pandemic as many were working remotely.
The opening event marks the conclusion of the consolidation and move of all FedEx Logistics offices and staff to the new Global Headquarters.
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Editorial Note: This post is from a Company Press Release and may have been modified for clarity.