FedEx Logistics, Inc., a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., held an opening event this week at its new Global Headquarters in Downtown Memphis — a new focal point for the company’s global operations in 34 countries and territories.
“Great cities have great buildings. From this magnificent facility, our employees will collaborate, innovate, and serve our global customers,” said Udo Lange, president & CEO, FedEx Logistics.
“The FedEx Logistics Global Headquarters is a vision for the future of global commerce, or as we like to say at FedEx: it’s where now meets next.”
FedEx Logistics — which invested more than $50 million to sustainably renovate the building and help rejuvenate downtown — offers air and ocean cargo, warehousing and distribution, customs brokerage, and trade solutions that attract additional customers, and add value to the FedEx portfolio.
At the press conference, FedEx Logistics announced a donation of $20,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis.
Richard W. Smith, former president and CEO of FedEx Logistics and current president and CEO-elect of FedEx Express, framed the opening of the new headquarters and the Boys & Girls Clubs donation as FedEx Logistics’ “clear statement of its intent to benefit and serve the local community. …
“FedEx is dedicated to diversity, and we are actively investing in Downtown Memphis to bring jobs to the heart of our diverse city. This facility serves as another visible demonstration of our continued commitment to these principles as well as to our hometown for nearly 50 years.”
The new headquarters occupies the 200,000-square-feet former Gibson Guitar manufacturing facility, which is located across the street from the FedExForum and one block from historic Beale Street.