Medifast, the global company behind one of the fastest-growing health and wellness communities, OPTAVIA, will establish a new distribution facility in Harford County, Maryland. The project will employ roughly 300 people.
Located at 2000 Rock Glenn Boulevard in Havre de Grace, the location will allow the company to significantly accelerate delivery times and improve service-level agreements. The facility, which is now fully operational, will employ up to 300 people.
“We are relentless in our commitment to delivering operational excellence to support our OPTAVIA Coach and Client Community,” said Dan Chard, chairman and CEO of Medifast. “With the opening of the Havre de Grace distribution center, Medifast will have two fulfillment centers wholly dedicated to the East Coast region. We plan to continue optimizing our manufacturing and fulfillment operations, helping meet demand through 2022 and beyond.”
The Maryland Department of Commerce is working with the company to explore financial assistance options, including the state’s Job Creation Tax Credit. Harford County is assisting with workforce transportation solutions, including the launch of a new bus stop on the Route 5 Teal Line in proximity to the facility.
“Medifast has proven itself to be one of the world’s leading health and wellness companies and we couldn’t be happier to watch them grow and thrive in Maryland,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “With this new facility and the potential for hundreds of new jobs in the region, the company shows its commitment to its home state and keeping Maryland open for business.”
Based in Baltimore Medifast, Inc. is an American nutrition and weight loss company. The company produces, distributes, and sells weight loss and health-related products through websites, multi-level marketing, telemarketing, and franchised weight loss clinics.
“We are thrilled that Medifast has grown its Maryland footprint and expanded its distribution operations to Harford County,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “We hope this additional facility will help the company continue its positive trajectory and serve thousands of more customers in the months and years ahead.”