This week, McKesson Corp. announced its third distribution center in the Commonwealth. The Frederick County project is expected to bring a $36.9 million investment and 205 new jobs to the region.
Ranked No. 14 on the Fortune 500, McKesson is the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in North America, delivering one-third of the medicines used each day.
The company plans to establish a 450,000-square-foot, build-to-suit distribution center in Frederick County for its Medical-Surgical business unit. Henrico County is already home to McKesson’s Medical-Surgical divisional headquarters as well as a distribution center.
This announcement is a strong follow-up to a project completed earlier this year. In April, McKesson celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art distribution center in Caroline County.
McKesson continues to choose Virginia for its strategic location and proximity to customers along the East Coast. With six major highways and the third largest state-maintained transportation network in the country, Virginia allows companies to improve their supply chain efficiency.
Over the last 10 years, global logistics companies have announced more than 360 projects in Virginia, totaling more than $1.6 billion in capital investment. To learn more about Virginia’s world-class logistics infrastructure, click here.