Bringing 80 new jobs, high-capacity facility features energy reduction and distribution technology investments
McKesson Corporation has opened a new pharmaceutical distribution center in Holt, Mich., seven miles south of Lansing. The facility will add more than 80 full-time jobs to the region, including day and night shifts offering competitive pay and benefits.
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McKesson's pharmaceutical distribution facility in Holt, Michigan. (Photo: Business Wire)
“It is my pleasure to welcome McKesson to the Lansing area as we have a shared focus on creating meaningful jobs for the district,” shared Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. “We look forward to having them as a valuable and trusted community partner for years to come.”
Set on approximately 23 acres, the 174,000-square-foot facility is strategically located to serve customers across the state. The site features the latest in distribution technology including state-of-the-art automation that will optimize efficiency and productivity to serve customers, including hospitals, community pharmacies and national retail pharmacies.
“Our people are at the heart of our distribution centers, and we are thrilled to welcome the Holt team to the McKesson family,” said Ammie McAsey, senior vice president of customer distribution experience, U.S. Pharmaceutical. “This new facility and its central location expand access to life-saving medicines for our customers, and their patients across the state. It’s central to our mission to improve care in every setting – one product, one partner, one patient at a time.”
In addition to distribution technologies and efficiencies, this center also includes several energy-saving attributes, such as:
- A white roof that reflects sunlight and reduces heat
- Motion sensors to reduce unnecessary water and electricity usage
- An HVAC energy management system, which measures energy consumption and identifies opportunities to improve energy efficiency within the building.
These investments were made in anticipation of the formalization of McKesson’s first company-wide, science-based greenhouse gas reduction goal and will help reduce the company’s environmental impact.
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful - all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named a “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.
Kristen Breland, Public Relations