Fourtune 500 medical distributor to open York County facility

Posted April 25, 2014 6:35 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

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.

“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.” York County Council chairman Britt Blackwell said.

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.

“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,” Rock Hill mayor Doug Echols said. “We are honored that McKesson has chosen Rock Hill for this significant investment and know that we’ll have a long, successful future together.”

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.