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Bases loaded and heading for home…

quiltThe bases are loaded, there are two outs and the game is tied. My son is at bat and it’s starting to rain. It’s the final game leading into the league championship. It doesn’t help that my son is not Derek Jeter. But he gets up there, stares the batting machine in the eye and swings…he misses. The pitcher loads another ball, here it comes, Alex swings… he makes contact. The runners advance and the Middletown Reds win the game! The rain is pouring now, but the boys don’t care because the drama and excitement will be a memory of a lifetime.

This is a true story that will remain among my favorite memories for many years to come. We all have them, but when the dust settles and the memories start to fade, what do you do with all the leftover “stuff?” Well, consider Campus Quilt.

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It’s the Plan B that Counts

With recent weather events crisscrossing the United States, UPS has been in overdrive managing its network to ensure on-time delivery of time sensitive packages. Events such as snow storms, mechanical failures or crew illnesses can cause daily challenges, but its all in a days work for the UPS Airlines contingency team.

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Expert Weather Forecasting Keeps UPS Shipments On Time

With a fleet that reaches virtually every nook and cranny of the world – over 200 countries and territories to be more precise – weather can foil even the best laid plans. That’s why UPS relies on the expertise of its around-the-clock meteorology team, recognized industry-wide for its innovative work in fog and aviation forecasting. The team’s skills are once again put to good use as a weekend storm is forecast to produce rain and snow throughout the Midwest and along the East Coast.

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UPS Delivers for Sprint

Check out this video that gives a behind-the-scenes look at how thousands of orders are fulfilled every day for Sprint customers. UPS handles 85% of direct-to-consumer orders in U.S. after competing with 8 other companies to win the business. Read More »

A Call to Action: UPS Assists Global Disaster Relief

On December 26, 2004, the world awoke to the news that a massive tsunami had struck the coasts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and seven other coastal nations bordering the Indian Ocean. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that spawned the tsunami had the longest duration ever observed, lasting between 8 and 10 minutes, and it produced waves up to 50 feet high that traveled as far as Africa, 3,000 miles from the earthquake’s epicenter. Read More »

UPS Hot Spares: On-Call Pilots to the Rescue

As the world’s largest package delivery company, UPS runs one of the most reliable operations around. With a fleet of 209 aircraft flying to over 200 countries and territories around the globe, issues occassionally arise with a plane or flight crew. When this happens, we rely on our “Hot Spares” program to recover stranded packages and maintain service to our customers. Read More »

UPS Customer Café Press Provides a Personal Touch to Holiday Gifts

Bob Marino, vice president and chief operating officer of Café Press, is tall and slender. He has dark hair and a goatee. While he may not look a lot like jolly old Saint Nick, he has several of the same characteristics: He is full of charisma and energy, has a band of merry elves who keep his factory running, makes gifts for all those who are naughty and nice and most importantly… has a big brown “sleigh,” better known as a UPS truck, there to support him. Read More »

Holiday Planning 365 Days a Year

Hello and welcome to my first upside peak-season post. Join me as I talk to various UPSers who each play a different role during the busiest time of year.

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