FLORENCE, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear joined DHL and local officials to unveil the company's newly expanded and upgraded global hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Thursday.
Since 2009, the world's largest logistics company has spent $105 million on facilities at CVG, one of only three DHL super hubs worldwide. The others are in Germany and Hong Kong.
"DHL Express is a valuable resource in the Commonwealth, not only for our strong logistics network, but in particular for the Northern Kentucky community, which has benefited from the company's continued investment and development," said Gov. Beshear.
The expansion includes:
• A new 180,000-square-foot sorting facility specifically designed to accommodate larger express shipments,
• An expanded south ramp for additional wide-body aircraft,
• An employee and pilot building,
• A facility-wide information technology upgrade.
Hundreds of new workers were hired for the new facility. Staffing has grown from about 1,600 in 2009 to more than 2,000.
"The completion of the CVG hub is a further milestone in the continuous expansion of our international express network," said Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL. "We are growing, building for the future and providing U.S. companies with the logistics support they need to succeed globally."