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31 Changing How the World Does Business

The most significant achievements of FedEx since 1982 are linked to the evolution of our global culture and the purchase of companies that widened the scope of operations.

The company’s second decade, ending in 1992, was a time for unfettered expansion as gross revenue climbed to nearly seventeen times that of the first decade. The company extended its reach to 90 percent of the Canadian population; all of Puerto Rico; Mexico; more than twenty Caribbean islands; and much of South America. European operations covered London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, and many smaller communities. After the purchase of Flying Tigers in 1989, direct Asian ...

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