DHL Express Inc. ILN Hub Expansion Sort Building “F”

Wilmington, OH

The massive expansion consisted of fifty separate sub-projects, with one building considered the most critical – Building F – regarded as the “hub of the hub.” The Hub Expansion was constructed in 11 months without interrupting DHL’s complex day or night business operations. Sort and customs operations feature state-of-the-art technology and high-end security and stringent, construction requirements necessary to meet federal drug protection and handling regulations. Messer delivered additional owner-requested scope with no time extension and moved operations from CVG to ILN one month early.


  • Ohio Valley Design/Build Institute of America’s Design-Build Excellence Award

  • 1.2 million sf, two-story facility

  • Sort facilities, international customs operations, network control center and support offices