SC: Lash Group Plans $90M York County HQ with 2,400 Jobs
23 Jun, 2014
The Lash Group, Inc., a healthcare service provider and subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC), today announced plans for a new national headquarters campus in York County to meet the company's existing and future space needs and enhance service to patients on behalf of its clients.
Development of a 250,000-square-foot Class A office building by Childress Klein Properties and The Springs Co. in Fort Mill is expected to begin this summer, with occupancy by The Lash Group scheduled for March 2016. The approximately $57.3 million investment in the first phase is expected to reach $90 million as The Lash Group grows and adds a second facility on the campus over time.
The company expects to employ 1,200 in Fort Mill during the first phase, with plans to double its workforce to 2,400 at the new campus over the next several years based on current growth projections.
The Lash Group works on behalf of healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers to help patients navigate the complex healthcare system and gain and maintain access to the medications prescribed for them. Based in Charlotte, the company has operations in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Texas with a current workforce of 3,000 company-wide.
The new Fort Mill campus will be close to a variety of existing and planned amenities for Kingsley Park, including hotels, restaurants and other businesses to serve the needs of The Lash Group associates and clients. In addition, the campus is adjacent to the Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100-acre natural area that associates will be able to enjoy for health, wellness and corporate events.
The company plans to continue hiring while the Fort Mill headquarters campus is under construction. Those interested in positions with the company should visit The Lash Group's careers page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $2 million set aside grant and job development credits for the project.
"The new campus will improve efficiency and integration of our teams by consolidating our operations into fewer buildings and providing a superior work environment for our associates, ultimately benefitting the patients we serve. We are delighted that we were able to find the ideal site for our new headquarters right here in the greater Charlotte region, and The Lash Group looks forward to enjoying continued growth and success here in South Carolina." -Tracy Foster, president of The Lash Group
"We are excited to welcome The Lash Group's national headquarters to our state and the 2,400 new jobs they're bringing to York County. They are a company that puts their patients and associates first, and we look forward to watching them grow and continue their success here in South Carolina." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"Today's announcement reinforces an increasing trend - that South Carolina is just right for corporate headquarters. We are pleased for The Lash Group to call the Palmetto State home and are equally proud to have a link to another Fortune 50 company." -Secretary Bobby Hitt
"Lash Group will continue to provide vital patient services designed to add significant value to the health care process from their new York County location. With 2,400 jobs planned for this operation, the vision of attracting health care industry investment has taken a substantial leap forward. We welcome the Lash Group and the prominence this decision brings to our community." -Britt Blackwell, chairman of York County Council and the I-77 Alliance
FIVE FAST FACTS
- The Lash Group announced plans for a national headquarters in York County.
- Up to $90 million phased investment with the creation of 2,400 jobs over several years.
- Company is a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation.
- The Lash Group works on behalf of healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers to help patients navigate the complex healthcare system and gain and maintain access to the medications prescribed for them.
- Those interested in positions with the company should visit The Lash Group's careers page.
About Lash Group
Lash Group is a patient support services company with more than 20 years of experience in the strategic design and delivery of programs that continuously improve patient access to pharmaceutical products and adherence to therapy. Lash Group applies highly trained personnel and a customer service philosophy of putting the patient first. Through innovative technology and performance reporting, and a commitment to quality and ongoing process improvement, we ensure efficient and optimized delivery of services to patients and providers on behalf of our biopharmaceutical and device clients. Lash Group is a business unit of AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies. For more information, go to www.lashgroup.com.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel. With over $100 billion in annualized revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 13,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #28 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. South Carolina ranked first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports in both 2012 and 2013. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.