(Hebron, Ky.) - Officials with DHL Express, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Boone County, and the State of Kentucky are marking an expansion which will bring new jobs to the airport.
Earlier this year, DHL announced plans to invest $47 million for a new 200,000 square foot sorting facility and to upgrade its existing 520,000 square foot building at CVG.
The groundbreaking took place Wednesday morning with Governor Steve Beshear in attendance.
“DHL is a global leader in the shipping industry, and we’re thrilled to have them make this substantial investment in northern Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said. “Millions of packages are processed at its current facility each month, and now that amount will continue to grow.”
DHL will be able to add 280 new full and part-time jobs when the new facility opens. It is expected to be operational by November.
The company says 90 percent of the DHL volume that enters the United States passes through the CVG hub.
“This region is important for DHL as we continue to grow our international trade routes,” said DHL Express Regional CEO Stephen Fenwick. “Our multi-million dollar expansion at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport builds upon our commitment to the U.S. market and our global clientele. DHL has made a significant investment in both the facility as well as the community that supports it. We are grateful to Gov. Beshear and to our local teams for helping us to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service to our customers.”