The Postal Service has lost money for 10 consecutive years. First-class mail volume is down as people rely more on email for online bill payments. But online shopping has led to record volume in its package-delivery business.
The third-party logistics provider said it will invest $3.7 million to upgrade a 173,000-square-foot facility—creating additional pharmaceutical-grade storage capicity that will allow it to service a new contract.
The number of merchants using Fulfillment by Amazon increased 70 percent in 2016. The logistics service lets merchants send goods to Amazon warehouses and pay a fee for packing and shipping online orders to customers.
A company that supplies pallets to other businesses plans to terminate 165 fulltime workers at its southwest-side Indianapolis plant in late February, but there’s a chance that many of those employees will land work at the same facility.