Distribution Center Relocation Brings 140 Jobs, Revitalization to Detroit Area

Cardinal Health, DMC, Henry Ford Health System Announce Unique Collaboration



Published:

DETROIT – Cardinal Health, Detroit Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System Wednesday announced a unique collaborative effort to spur urban renewal and bring jobs to the city of Detroit.

As part of the economic recovery effort, DMC and HFHS have agreed to long-term distribution agreements with Cardinal Health, enabling the company to relocate a medical products distribution center to the midtown area from its current Romulus locations. The transfer will bring 140 jobs to the city of Detroit.

Cardinal Health has construction plans for a 273,520 square foot distribution center. The company has filed an application with the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and is awaiting a number of City Council approvals before details can be finalized. The company advises that its relocation to the site within city limits is dependent upon those approvals and a robust package of local, state, and federal economic development incentives.

Pending approvals, Cardinal Health could begin construction by the end of 2012. Construction would be complete in approximately 12 months.

"This new facility will fulfill Cardinal Health's commitment to relocate its Michigan based distribution operations within the city of Detroit, which was part of the negotiation of the DMC agreement. We are excited our 20 year partnership will continue," said Donald P. Groth, corporate vice president, DMC Materials Resource Management.

"Henry Ford Health System is deeply committed to the revitalization of the midtown area and is pleased to be collaborating on what we envision as the first step in a major redevelopment effort," said Nancy Schlichting, HFHS CEO. “[We] expect that this project will lead to further development not only in the areas of warehousing and office space but also in retail and residential space."

"We're pleased … that, as a result of our mutual long-term commitments, we're able to collaborate with these organizations in support of their commitment to the city of Detroit and its revitalization," said Steve Inacker, president, Medical Channel Management at Cardinal Health.

Cardinal Health will also serve surrounding areas in the state of Michigan as well as northern Ohio and northern Indiana from its new location.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. New Regional Transit Plan to Connect Major Cities Across 4 Counties
    The Regional Transit Authority of Southeastern Michigan today announced plans for a regional...
  2. Beaumont Health Finalizes New Logo, Hospital Names
    Beaumont Health, the new not-for-profit health care organization formed last fall through an...
  3. Gastropub Featuring Seasonal Dishes, Craft Beer to Open in Detroit's Corktown Neighborhood
    Bobcat Bonnie's, a gastropub-style restaurant that will offer seasonal sandwiches, Michigan...
  4. ABB Group to Produce Robots at Auburn Hills Facility, Hire 500 Workers
    Switzerland-based ABB Group, a power and automation technology company, will start production of...
  5. Michigan Adds 14K Manufacturing Jobs, Gains in Warren, Auburn Hills
    Michigan manufacturers added about 14,000 jobs in the last year, according to an industrial...
  6. Inaugural CREATE: Detroit Festival to be held in Midtown in June
    Detroit will host the inaugural CREATE: Detroit festival in June, an event intended to bring...