CVS Health has opened a new retail distribution center in Kansas City, MO, located at 10711 North Congress Avenue in the Skyport Industrial Park.
When fully operational, the new distribution center will add more than 360 new jobs to the Kansas City area, as well as an additional 70 to 100 jobs through work with local businesses, the company said.
To mark the occasion, CVS held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the distribution center with Governor Mike Parson, Kansas City Councilman Dan Fowler and Platte County Presiding Commissioner Rob Schieber. The event provided an opportunity for area partners to celebrate the opening and commemorate the collaborative support among state and local agencies throughout the planning and development process for the new facility.
The 762,000 square foot distribution center will support the service and fulfillment needs of more than 500 CVS Pharmacy locations throughout the Midwest. The new distribution center is expected to begin shipping orders to Midwest CVS Pharmacy locations on October 1, and adds to CVS Pharmacy’s network of 18 distribution centers nationwide.
“We are proud to create new jobs and contribute to the economic growth and development of the greater Kansas City, Missouri area. We appreciate the leadership of Governor Parson and all of the state and local officials here who worked with us to make this project a success,” said Thomas Moriarty, chief policy and external affairs officer, CVS Health. “As our business continues to grow, this new facility is a critical part of our infrastructure to ensure we can best serve our customers throughout the Midwest region and beyond.”