FedEx Ground will be building a new distribution center in Macon that will open in summer 2017, according to Allie Addoms, a spokeswoman for FedEx.

The new building on Frank Amerson Jr. Parkway will be nearly 250,000 square feet once fully operational in July.

The statement says it will replace the smaller facility that already exists, so the company can meet demands in the area.

At this time, they do not know about staffing the new building.