Texas-based health care supply chain management provider McKesson Corp. has opened a new pharmaceutical distribution center in Holt, seven miles south of Lansing. The facility will add more than 80 full-time jobs to the region.
Set on approximately 23 acres, the 174,000-square-foot facility is centrally located to serve customers across the state. The building features the latest in distribution technology including 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,” says Ammie McAsey, senior vice president of customer distribution experience at 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, the 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.
The investments were made, according to the company, 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.
For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.