UPS announced yesterday that in 2006 it will close its package sorting hub at Dayton International Airport, its only sorting hub for heavy airfreight, which will result in 1,400 job losses. According to the Associated Press, a new hub for heavy freight will be constructed at another UPS facility with a goal of improving efficiency. UPS acquired the Dayton facility last Dec. from Menlo Worldwide Forwarding for $150 million.

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