"Santa's got nothing on us!" FedEx has its busiest day ever

About 17 million packages will move through the hands of FedEx workers in all corners of the world.  It's the single busiest day ever for the shipping giant, and FOX19 visited workers in the company's Hebron, KY location.

John Gibson manages evening operations at the facility, and has watched as the company grew to meet increasing customer demand for online orders to be delivered.

"We did 15.6 million packages in 2010. We're expected to be up about 10 percent that's 17 million today, so yeah we're pretty busy around here," said Gibson.

Nationwide, FedEx will add 20,000 workers this holiday season. The Hebron location has already added extra workers.

"Black Friday set a record. Cyber Monday set a record," said Gibson. "So I guess no matter what the stock market is doing, people are still buying stuff over the Internet."

But Gibson and his co-workers enjoy what they do, especially when it means helping to deliver a little piece of someone's holiday.

"We feel like Santa's little helpers sometimes," he said. "Some people around here say Santa doesn't have anything on us - we deliver way more stuff than he does!"

The last day to take advantage of economical FedEx ground shipping, and still get your gifts under the tree by Christmas, is Dec. 16.

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