McKesson goes all out on MS distribution center

Big 3 drug distributor McKesson says it's made the largest investment in its history: a $120 million distribution facility on a 67-acre site in the Olive Branch, MS. The 647,000 square-foot facility appears as one structure but actually is made up of nine buildings, each of which is separated by nine inches of firewall space. The shipping area alone is 225,000 square feet. The new distribution center is a relocation of the company's operation across the state line in Memphis, which currently ships 128 tractor trailer loads of drugs per day. Story

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