FedEx Logistics, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, opened its new global headquarters in Downtown Memphis, a new focal point for the company’s global operations in 34 countries and territories.
“Great cities have great buildings. From this magnificent facility, our employees will collaborate, innovate, and serve our global customers,” says Udo Lange, President and CEO, FedEx Logistics.
“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.”
FedEx Logistics, which has invested more than US$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 value to the FedEx portfolio.
“With the opening of this fantastic new headquarters, FedEx Logistics has made a clear statement of its intent to benefit and serve the local community,” says Richard W Smith, former President and CEO, 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.”
“A global leader with a reputation for excellence, FedEx continues to invest in our state and provide high-quality jobs for Tennesseans,” says Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
“We are proud of this latest investment by FedEx in Downtown Memphis and the prosperity it will bring.”
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 to the nearly 200,000 sq ft 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.