McKesson Corp to Create 205 New Jobs at New Distribution Center
McKesson Corporation, a healthcare services and information technology company, will invest $36.9 million to establish a new distribution operation in Frederick County. 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 New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, eastern West Virginia, and northern North Carolina. The project will create 205 new jobs.
“McKesson’s new distribution facility in Frederick County represents this FORTUNE 500 company’s third operation in Virginia. Not only does McKesson have a significant presence here, the Commonwealth is one of the company’s largest employee bases in the U.S.,” said Governor Bob McDonnell, who approved a $150,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Frederick County with the project..
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Frederick County and the Winchester-Frederick County Economic Development Commission to secure the project. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company’s recruitment, training and retraining activities.
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, has its Medical-Surgical business headquartered in Virginia.