Fortune 300 Company Locates in Southaven
Jackson, Mississippi — November 20, 2017 — Henry Schein Animal Health, the U.S. animal health business of Fortune 300 company Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), announced it is opening a new distribution center in Southaven, Mississippi, investing $1.7 million and creating 27 jobs.
“North Mississippi’s well-integrated transportation network and ease-of-access to major interstates and highways provide numerous advantages to companies with distribution needs like Henry Schein, allowing them to efficiently meet consumer demand and compete successfully worldwide,” Governor Phil Bryant said.
Henry Schein Animal Health is a leading animal health care company, offering products and solutions to more than 29,000 veterinary professionals. The company is locating its 13th warehousing and distribution operations in a privately owned, 50,000-square-foot facility in Southaven’s Stateline Business Park.
“The opening of our new distribution center is the result of a great amount of planning and collaboration with the Mississippi Development Authority, and it will greatly enhance our ability to fulfill our mission to provide the best customer experience possible,” said Fran Dirksmeier, President, Henry Schein Animal Health, North America. “Henry Schein Animal Health is committed to being the total solutions provider for veterinary professionals, and we look forward to counting ourselves as proud members of the Southaven business community.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance through the Jobs Tax Credit program. DeSoto County is providing ad valorem and Free Port Warehouse tax exemptions.
“Henry Schein Animal Health locating in DeSoto County is exciting evidence that Mississippians can provide animal health industry leaders an advantage to achieve their goals in our state,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We are grateful to the talented leaders in DeSoto County and professionals at the DeSoto County Economic Development Council for their teamwork with MDA to bring these new careers to Mississippians.”
Henry Schein Animal Health will begin operations in Southaven in December.