WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America--Thursday, August 11th. A company founded in Seattle this month some decades ago has grown into a global titan in its industry. Its business isn't web-based retailing, building aircraft, or brewing coffee. United Parcel Service began in 1907 as the American Messenger Company, founded by 19-year old Jim Casey for deliveries around Seattle on foot, or on bicycles. The expanding company became UPS in 1930, and today commands a fleet of 237 aircraft and about 105,000 motor vehicles. While UPS is the world's largest delivery company, it has plenty of competitors in the U.S. The 4,400 local delivery, and 9,400 inter-urban courier and shipment establishments do a combined $70-billion of business annually. Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Founding & local delivery fleet/accessed 6/9/2016: https://pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=FactSheets&id=1426321563187-193
History/accessed 6/9/2016: https://pressroom.ups.com/pressroom//about/HistoryStackList.page
UPS globally/accessed 6/9/2016: http://www.forbes.com/companies/united-parcel-service/
UPS air cargo fleet/accessed 6/9/2016: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/United-Parcel-Service-%28UPS%29
Couriers and express delivery/NAICS 492110: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~492110
Local delivery/NAICS 492210: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~492210
Revenues/NAICS 492110: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ECN/2012_US/00A1//naics~492110
Revenues/NAICS 492210: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ECN/2012_US/00A1//naics~492210
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau