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UPS Commemorates 110-Year Anniversary And Seattle Roots

/EIN News/ -- SEATTLE, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

  • City of Seattle proclaims August 28, 2017 “UPS Day”
  • Washington State Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib addresses UPS Management Committee and employees in ceremony at Waterfall Garden Park

UPS (NYSE: UPS) celebrated the company’s 110-year anniversary today in Seattle’s Waterfall Garden Park. The anniversary, on August 28, will mark the founding of a messenger service company started by James Casey and Claude Ryan in a six-by-17-foot room beneath a tavern run by Ryan's uncle at what is now 219 2nd Avenue South, in the heart of the city’s Pioneer Square area.

“UPS owes its proud and humble beginnings to Seattle,” said CEO and President, David Abney. “This company is rooted in the innovative, pioneering spirit that has always defined Seattle and its residents. The City of Seattle has been very gracious to declare August 28th as ‘UPS Day,’ and we deeply appreciate that Lt. Governor Habib and City leaders joined us today.”

Now the world’s largest delivery company with more than 434,000 employees, UPS operates in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. More than 6,000 UPSers live and work in Washington State, with almost half in the Seattle Metro area. UPS operates 35 facilities throughout the state, including sorting, distribution, airport gateway and support functions, servicing business and consumer customers every day.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at or and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

Glenn Zaccara				

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