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Massive FedEx Distribution Complex Rises in Kirkwood

Massive FedEx Distribution Complex Rises in Kirkwood
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Construction is progressing on a large FedEx Ground parcel sorting and distribution center east of Binghamton.

The 458,000-square-foot complex is being built on the site once used by Link and L-3 Communications on Industrial Park Drive in Kirkwood.

The north side of the futuristic FedEx Ground complex in Kirkwood on January 12, 2022 (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Jurek Construction demolished the old Link facility last summer. Alabama-based Cooper Construction is the general contractor for the project.

The site was sold by the Broome County Industrial Development Agency in 2017. The site was sold by a private entity last May for $5.6 million to a buyer in Texas.

A wall erected on the south end of the FedEx Ground site on Industrial Park Drive. (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

FedEx Ground spokesman David Westrick said last year that the company had entered into a lease agreement for the property.

The main construction of the facility is expected to be completed by July 1. Westrick said the complex will begin operations in October.

A NYSEG truck at the FedEx Ground construction site on January 12, 2022 (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Officials in the town of Kirkwood said they believe the center will create between 200 and 300 jobs. Westrick said it will start work 60 to 90 days before the complex opens.

NYSEG crews were on site Wednesday to prepare to do facility work for the center.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com.

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