The new Canada Post mail processing plant near the James A. Richardson International Airport officially opened on Friday.
The state-of-the-art building on Wellington Avenue is the first new processing plant to be opened by the corporation in more than 20 years. The size of the $100 million facility is enough to accommodate a 250,000 square foot mail sorting planet, 25,000 square feet of administrative space and 41 dock loading bays.
The plant sits on 27 acres of land and replaces the 50-year-old planet in downtown Winnipeg.
In addition to housing state-of-the-art technology, the new processing facility is the company’s first plant to be registered a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building. It has been designed with special considerations for the 400 employees’ health and safety.
“This plant is the cornerstone of Canada Post’s overall plan to strengthen its role as a leading transportation and logistics company in Canada,” said Moya Greene, president and chief executive officer for Canada Post. “The Winnipeg plant is a world-class postal facility that will serve as a model for other parts of the overall operation.”