DHL breaks ground on new O’Hare cargo facility

Published: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

CHICAGO – DHL has broken ground on a $35 million cargo facility at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

The DHL Global Forwarding Center will have offices and more than 420,000 square feet of warehouse space. It will be the largest facility of its type for the company inside the United States.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility Friday.

The city said the project will create hundreds of construction jobs and bring 500 permanent jobs to Chicago.

Emanuel said the center will greatly expand cargo operations at O’Hare, one of the nation’s most important air transport hubs.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Watch Now

Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

Sycamore Defeats DeKalb at NIU - April 17, 2014

More videos

Reader Poll

Do you think there is life on other planets?
Yes
No