Wesgroup has begun construction on a new $20-million freight hub for FedEx Freight in North Surrey that will handle shipments throughout western Canada.
The company cited confidence in B.C.’s growth outlook and the region’s strategic position to its business for the decision to locate the 46,000-square-foot complex in Surrey. “It’s a very significant investment for us,” said Grant Crawford, FedEx Freight’s vice-president for international operations.
The new building – with 70 cargo doors – will be open by the end of the year on a 16-acre parcel of land on Grace Road, near 104 Avenue and Scott Road.Until now, FedEx Freight was outsourcing its B.C. operations through a Burnaby-based partner but has opted to now run its own hub here.