SC: McKesson Medical-Surgical to Open $27.5M, 140-Job Distribution Facility
29 Apr, 2014
McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., a leading distributor of medical supplies, plans to establish a new distribution facility in York County. The company will invest $27.5 million in the new facility, which is scheduled to open during the first half of 2015. The company expects to bring more than 140 jobs to the area.
Responding to significant business growth, McKesson Medical-Surgical is locating to a 300,000-square-foot building in the Riverwalk Business Park in Rock Hill, S.C. There, the company will distribute medical and surgical supplies to physician offices, surgery centers, long-term care facilities and home care businesses in a regional service area that includes the Carolinas. The York County facility also has the flexibility to expand over time to meet the company's increasing distribution needs.
McKesson Corporation is currently ranked 14th on the Fortune 500 list, delivering medical supplies to hospitals, physicians and other medical facilities throughout the United States. McKesson's Medical-Surgical business, an affiliate of McKesson Corporation, delivers a comprehensive offering of more than 180,000 healthcare products, equipment and technology solutions to its nearly 200,000 customers nationwide.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits and a $200,000 set aside grant for building construction related to the project.
"We're pleased to expand our operations into South Carolina. York County is well located to efficiently serve our customers in the region. Also, this is a great opportunity to match the strength of the state's infrastructure and labor force with our strong growth." -Stanton McComb, president of McKesson Medical-Surgical
"It's definitely a great day in South Carolina when another Fortune 500 company decides to call South Carolina home. We congratulate McKesson and are very excited about their investment of $27.5 million and the 140 jobs they are bringing to York County." -Gov. Nikki Haley
"McKesson is a leader in distribution for the medical industry, and South Carolina's robust logistics network will be able to accommodate their business and their growth in the coming years. We look forward to being a part of McKesson's success story." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"McKesson's pharmaceutical and medical products distribution and logistics facility represents a major benchmark for York County. This state-of-the-art supply and delivery operation will serve the exacting needs of the doctors, hospitals and many healthcare providers in South Carolina and the Southeast region. We are excited to welcome McKesson and the new jobs and investment they bring." -Dr. Britt Blackwell, chairman of York County Council
"Riverwalk Business Park is growing more rapidly than expected, due to its proximity to the interstate and the success of the mixed-use development. Business leaders are recognizing that Rock Hill has a lot to offer, and the addition of McKesson to our community is further proof that we are becoming a leader among high-tech companies. We are honored that McKesson has chosen Rock Hill for this significant investment and know that we'll have a long, successful future together." -City of Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols
FIVE FAST FACTS
- McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. plans to establish a new distribution facility in York County.
- The company will invest $27.5 million in the new facility, which is scheduled to open in the first half of 2015.
- The investment is expected to bring more than 140 jobs to the area.
- McKesson is locating to a 300,000-square-foot building in the Riverwalk Business Park in Rock Hill, S.C.
- McKesson Corporation is currently ranked 14th on the Fortune 500 list.
About McKesson Medical-Surgical
McKesson Medical-Surgical's parent company, McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the Fortune 500 list, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, McKesson Medical-Surgical works with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson Medical-Surgical helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.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 national for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports in both 2012 and 2013. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.