UPS Regional Hub
Salt Lake City, UT
The UPS Regional Hub in Salt Lake City is 840,000 square feet and boasts more than 300 inbound and outbound dock doors. The facility is capable of processing 69,000 packages every hour.
The hub operates as one integrated machine, designed to streamline the distribution process effectively. Travel distances are minimized, support areas decentralized, and manpower optimized by fine tuning the building organization. For example, the dock doors are spaced at only 12’-0” on center, dramatically reducing the building length.
Four of five outbound wings allow for the package cars to drive into the facility at a recessed level, parking in two densely packed rows across from exterior dock doors, facilitating local and regional distribution.
The 160-acre site includes a truck maintenance facility, a truck wash building, a retail commerce building, and entrance/security port for trucks, as well as parking and an employee entrance building.
The entire system is operated by a decentralized network of 32 independent office areas within the larger hub. Interwoven into the three-dimensional field of conveyors, these “buildings within the building” house a central automated hub control, administrative offices, engineering and maintenance, locker rooms, restrooms, and all other functions required to keep the facility running.