A major American courier will soon be opening a distribution center in the Sacramento area.

The FedEx Corporation confirms it's building a nearly 200,00-square-foot warehouse in Roseville.

"We chose the site due to the ease of access to major highways, it's close to customer distribution centers and there is a strong local community workforce for recruiting employees," Allision Houser said. 

Houser says the company is expanding its warehouse network to speed up delivery service.  

In the planning stages since late 2012, the center is expected to create 170 full-time jobs.