Matheson Flight Extenders has announced plans to co-locate its priority mail terminal handling operations at the United States Postal Service (USPS) center at 76 Clay Drive in Hebron, Kentucky. This USPS building is on the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and 15 miles from downtown Cincinnati. The exact date for the move has yet to be determined, but Matheson said it would most likely occur early in the second quarter and will involve all 23 employees at the company’s present location.
Matheson is currently located at 3340 Logan Road in Florence, Kentucky, an 8,500 square foot facility that has served as the company’s regional hub for the past four years. The USPS location will give Matheson 10,000 square feet of space to expand its cargo acceptance and truck loading services for Priority Mail to FedEx aircraft at the airport. The new site is on the north ramp and only six minutes from the main terminal and will cut five minutes off the drive time from Matheson’s former site.
“In the shipping business, time is money,” said Glen Gates, president of Matheson Flight Extenders. “Our ability to share a building with USPS is a win-win for both of us saving time in the loading and unloading of mail and by helping both of us maximize efficiencies when it comes to sorting, build up/break bulk activities and maintaining on-time performance.”
In shipping terminology, a build up/break bulk point refers to a place where package items for air transfer are collected and loaded from an airplane, to a building, to a truck or from a truck to a building to an airplane. Mail is bundled in bags, boxes, pallets and skids into and out of shipping containers destined for main and lower deck aircraft cargo holds or for surface transport by truck.
“Matheson’s new Cincinnati-area facility will also enhance direct ramp access for reduced travel times to and from FedEx, along with more dock space for the consolidation and deconsolidation of USPS surface operations, while giving us greater flexibility to manage load/unload operations for terminal handling service,” according to Tim Noel, Matheson Flight Extenders general manager. “In addition to Cincinnati, Matheson is co-located with USPS in Billing, Boise, Denver, Phoenix and Sacramento .”
To learn more about Matheson Flight Extender services, the company’s Cincinnati area operations, or to obtain shipping information and rates, contact Station Manager Todd Downs at 859-767-6051, or go to www.mathesonflightextenders.com and click on the Stations link.
Established in 1972, Matheson Flight Extenders provides a comprehensive range of ground support and terminal handling services to its customers. MFE has 560 employees, with access to a fleet of 300 trucks and 1,200 pieces of package handling equipment kept in excellent condition at the company’s network of 11 wholly owned fleet maintenance shops centrally located in California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Washington State. MFE has secure on and off-airport operations in 18 major U.S. hub cities, including Albuquerque, Anchorage, Billings, Boise, Cincinnati, Denver, Great Falls, Las Vegas, Louisville, Phoenix, Portland, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Spokane, Sioux Falls and Tucson.