Unit 1 UPS.docx - United Parcel Service UPS Amanda Coburn ECPI University The United Parcel Service or UPS is one of the oldest parcel services in the

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The United Parcel Service, or UPS is one of the oldest parcel services in the United States. My father has worked for UPS since 1995 and growing up I always dreamed about having an outdoor job. However, as I grew up, I watched my dad work himself in any weather, go through strikes and go through countless peak seasons. The more I watched the transitions my dad went through as a senior member of the company I grew more and more curious about the inner workings of this company. In Seattle, Washington 1907, 19-year-old James E. Casey and friend Claude Ryan opened a shop in the tavern basement owned by Ryan’s uncle on a borrowed $100. Immediately the duo began to make an impact on the community delivering parcel by bicycle or foot, then in 1912 they made their first expansion and opened a second office. In the following year the company merged with a competitor and at this time also adopted their first work vehicle, a Ford Model T converted into a pickup truck. In 1916 Charles Soderstrom was hired and it was his idea to paint
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