From DNA Info:
FedEx has just broken ground on its new $56 million distribution center on Borden Avenue in Long Island City, which it hopes will bring 80 new jobs to the neighborhood and pave the way for other large industrial businesses to move there, company officials said.
The new 140,000 square-foot automated distribution center will replace the company's smaller and older facility in Maspeth and is scheduled to open in August 2013.
The Queens small-package ground delivery unit will now be conveniently located close to the Long Island Expressway and the Midtown Tunnel.
There will be 80 new hires while 120 employees will be moving from the current FedEx facility.