SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McKesson Corporation today announced that it will open a new distribution center in Hamptonburgh, New York in Summer 2017. The 340,000-square-foot facility will add to our existing network capacity and help to service parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania.
When completed, McKesson’s new Hamptonburgh distribution center will support the long-term distribution network infrastructure strategy for McKesson customers in the Northeast region and provide greater market coverage to the area. The Hamptonburgh location includes state-of-the-art technology and automation to help drive productivity and quality gains in the future.
“McKesson is committed to delivering the highest level of service and quality to our customers at all times, and our investment in a new facility in Hamptonburgh, New York further positions us to deliver on that promise,” said Mark Walchirk, President, U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson. “We appreciate the partnership we have established with the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and look forward to being an active part of the Hamptonburgh community.”
“We are very pleased that McKesson decided to build their newest distribution center in Orange County. The facility brings tremendous economic benefits to the Town of Hamptonburgh and the County, including the creation of more than 160 new jobs,” said Maureen Halahan, President & CEO of the Orange County Partnership. Echoing her sentiment, Orange County IDA Chairman Robert T. Armistead added, “The IDA Board is proud to have played a part in bringing McKesson to Orange County, and looks forward to the many opportunities this project will bring to the members of our community.”
“At McKesson, our customers trust us with the health of their business, and more importantly, the health of their patients. Hospitals and retail pharmacies count on us to get them the right medications at the right time, and we are proud of our greater than 99.9% accuracy levels,” said Frank Starn, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson. “Our employees take their pharmaceutical distribution responsibility very seriously and it is reinforced daily with a simple message: ‘It’s not just a package, it’s a patient.’ We look forward to adding 160 employees that share our commitment to customer service excellence to the McKesson team.”
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 11th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner 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 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 mckesson.com.