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Henry Schein Animal Health Open Operations Hub in Southhaven, Mississippi

11/21/2017
Henry Schein Animal Health, the U.S. animal health business of Henry Schein, Inc., will invest $1.7 million to open a 50,000 square foot privately-owned warehousing and distribution center at Southaven’s Stateline Business Park in Southaven, Mississippi. The company plans to create 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.

“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.”

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 will begin operations in Southaven in December.

“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.”

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