WHITESTOWN, Ind. (July 24, 2017) – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch today joined AmerisourceBergen, one of the world’s largest global health care solutions companies, as it opened its new distribution facility in Whitestown. As part of the company’s Indiana growth plans, AmerisourceBergen plans to create more than 120 new jobs in the coming years, with additional expansion capacity in the future.
“As a top state for business, it’s no surprise that some of the nation’s largest businesses choose Indiana for their growth,” said Lt. Governor Crouch. “In addition to creating new jobs, AmerisourceBergen’s decision to open this new facility in Indiana places Hoosiers in the important role of helping people across the country receive important medications. We’re proud to be a global logistics leader, and with Indiana’s long-term roads plan, we’ll soon be taking our status as the Crossroads of America to the next level.”
The Pennsylvania-based company is investing $45.28 million to open a 327,000-square-foot facility in the Perry Worth Industrial Park in Whitestown. With the facility formally opening this month, AmerisourceBergen has installed state-of-the-art equipment to create a high-tech distribution center, which will package, process and ship pharmaceuticals to health care providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers across the country.
AmerisourceBergen, which employs more than 19,000 associates in more than 50 countries around the world, is currently hiring for distribution positions. Interested applicants may apply through the AmerisourceBergen website.
“Over the past several years, AmerisourceBergen has made strategic investments in our distribution network as part of our commitment to creating the most efficient healthcare and pharmaceutical network. The new operation in Whitestown will enable us to strengthen our ability to improve product access, increase supply efficiency and enhance patient care,” said Erin Horvath, senior vice president of distribution services at AmerisourceBergen. “We are proud to become a part of the Indiana community and are privileged to draw from the dedicated Whitestown workforce.”
AmerisourceBergen distributes 1.5 million pharmaceutical product lines to more than 50,000 health care facilities around the world. The company, which is ranked No. 11 on the Fortune 500 list, is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution service companies in the world, helping both health care providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered AmerisourceBergen Drug Company up to $825,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The town of Whitestown approved additional incentives at the request of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation.
“We are pleased to welcome AmerisourceBergen to Indiana’s fastest-growing community,” said Whitestown Town Manager Dax Norton. “AmerisourceBergen’s high-tech distribution center is a perfect fit for the Perry Worth Industrial Park, and we look forward to seeing them flourish.”
Indiana stands a national logistics leader, with 5,700 transportation and logistics companies calling the state home. As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is ranked first in the nation for interstate access, has five intermodal rail facilities and has three public ports linking Indiana quickly and seamlessly to markets across the country and around the world.
AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global pharmaceutical manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Powered by our 19,000 associates, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #11 on the Fortune 500, with more than $146 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at amerisourcebergen.com.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.