MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A Fortune 500 company has broken ground on its site in Morgantown.
Medical logistics company Owens and Minor hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in the Westridge development on Monday. The company is planning a new 350,000-square-foot distribution center, which will be the hub for distributing medical supplies such as personal protective equipment and custom procedure trays. The company plans to create 140 new jobs with the facility.
All of Owens and Minor’s products are made in the United States; CEO Ed Pesicka referred to the company’s facility in Lexington, North Carolina while speaking to MetroNews affiliate WAJR-AM.
“Most companies source products from China. We work different,” he said.
The facility is part of a new working relationship with WVU Medicine; Owens and Minor will manage medical supply logistics for WVU Medicine’s 16 hospitals and clinics.
“We know what our demands are going to be,” said Albert Wright, WVU Medicine’s president and CEO. “That gives Owens and Minor guaranteed business to service our healthcare system. It also allows them to more conveniently serve other healthcare systems.”
Construction on the new facility is expected to be completed by 2023.