RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia-based Owens &
Minor, a global healthcare services company, will make a multi-year,
multi-million dollar investment to establish a new Client Engagement
Center (CEC) in downtown Richmond. Owens & Minor's CEC will occupy
approximately 90,000 square feet at Riverfront Plaza. The City of
Richmond successfully competed against 60 other cities around the nation
to win the project. The state of the art CEC facility will house
approximately 500 teammates, including the addition of 300 newly created
"This announcement is an outstanding example of our continuing work
building a new Virginia economy," said Governor McAuliffe,
speaking at the event. "Stimulating growth in economic sectors that are
not as reliant on federal spending helps diversify our economy and
offset the impacts of defense cuts and sequestration. I thank Owens &
Minor for its continued presence in Hanover County and the Williamsburg
area, and congratulate the company on its decision to grow here in
"Owens & Minor has been a leader in the healthcare sector for more than
a century, and is an exemplary Virginia success story," said
Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. "The Commonwealth's
healthcare industry employs nearly 400,000 people, and the company is a
valued employer that contributes to that growing number. The success of
global businesses like Owens & Minor is the strongest testament to what
can be achieved in Virginia, and we look forward to further
strengthening our partnership."
Owens & Minor has evolved into a global healthcare services company
serving the needs of healthcare providers and healthcare product
manufacturers across the United States and Europe with strategically
placed networks of distribution and logistics centers. The CEC, designed
to be an innovative place to work, will enable Owens & Minor to enhance
and standardize the customer experience. With more than 8,000 teammates
located across the U.S., Europe, and in Asia, Owens & Minor has a
well-defined culture and a reputation for commitment to its customers,
communities, and teammates. The company was founded in 1882 in Richmond
and has been headquartered in the area ever since. The great-grandson of
the company's founder, G. Gilmer Minor, III, resides in Richmond and is
Chairman Emeritus of the company.
"Virginia has been the home of Owens & Minor for 135 years, and we are
very pleased to expand our presence in Richmond with this new
initiative. This project will support our plan to build the most
efficient and intelligent route to market for healthcare products and
supplies," said Cody Phipps, President & Chief Executive Officer of
Owens & Minor. "The downtown Client Engagement Center will
support standardization and enhanced service to our nationwide
customers, who are asking for our assistance in adapting to a changing
healthcare market. The CEC will provide a scalable platform for future
growth, as well as higher levels of service to our customers. We thank
the City of Richmond and the Commonwealth for their help in bringing
this initiative to life."
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of
Richmond and the Greater Richmond Partnership to secure the project for
the Commonwealth. Governor McAuliffe approved a $1.5 million grant from
the Commonwealth's Opportunity Fund to assist the City with the project.
The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia
Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of
Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the
company's employee training activities will be provided through the
Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
"I am so pleased that Owens & Minor has chosen the City of Richmond as
the location for its Client Engagement Center," said Mayor Levar M.
Stoney. "Their decision is a testimony to their confidence in the
quality of our local workforce and commitment to the region. We welcome
this industry leader to the city with open arms and look forward to the
vitality they will bring to the downtown community. The City's Office of
Community Wealth Building and Workforce Development will be working
closely with Owens & Minor to develop training programs for the new jobs
created by the company."
"The selection of Richmond as the home of Owens & Minor's
state-of-the-art CEC facility is a major victory that will generate
significant economic activity for our city and our Commonwealth," said
Senator Jennifer McClellan.
"Owens & Minor has been a great corporate citizen of Virginia for many
years," said Delegate Jeff M. Bourne. "I'm happy to see the
company continue its commitment to the Capitol region and to the new
Virginia economy by bringing 300 new jobs to downtown Richmond."
About Owens & Minor
Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) is a global healthcare services company
dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of
CareSM by providing vital supply chain services to
healthcare providers and manufacturers of healthcare products. Owens &
Minor provides logistics services across the spectrum of medical
products from disposable medical supplies to devices and implants. With
logistics platforms strategically located in the United States and
Europe, Owens & Minor serves markets where three quarters of global
healthcare spending occurs. Owens & Minor's customers span the
healthcare market from independent hospitals to large integrated
healthcare networks, as well as group purchasing organizations,
healthcare products manufacturers, and the federal government. A FORTUNE
500 company, Owens & Minor is headquartered in Hanover County, Virginia
and has annualized revenues exceeding $9 billion. For more information
about Owens & Minor, visit owens-minor.com,
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Office of the Governor
Economic Development Partnership
Suzanne Clark, 804-545-5806
& Minor, Inc.
Truitt Allcott, 804-723-7555
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