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Angie Drakulich was editorial director of Pharmaceutical Technology.
Cardinal Health began construction on a $50 million expansion of its headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, on Oct. 3, 2007.
Dublin, OH (Oct. 3)-Cardinal Health began construction on a $50-million expansion of its headquarters. The result will be a 250,000-ft2 facility to house the company’s Healthcare Supply Chain Services sector. This sector, which combines Cardinal Health’s pharmaceutical and medical products supply chain businesses, has brought in $74 billion, according to a Cardinal Health press release.
“Cardinal Health is an inspiring example of Ohio’s entrepreneurial spirit,” said Gov. Ted Strickland at the groundbreaking ceremony. “Growing from a regional food distributor in 1971 to a global healthcare leader and the nation’s 19th largest company today, Cardinal Health is showing the way to Ohio’s economic renaissance.”
The largest company in Ohio by revenue, Cardinal Health employs nearly 3500 people across the state, including 2700 in Central Ohio. With the completion of the West Campus facility, the company will create more than 700 additional jobs in Dublin, said the release.
“This project was born from our vision to create a world-class healthcare supply chain business, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the support from the state of Ohio and City of Dublin,” said CEO R. Kerry Clark. “The collaboration between our local and state governments has allowed Cardinal Health to continue to grow here at home in Dublin, Ohio.”
Cardinal Health will be seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the new facility, which is expected to be completely constructed by spring 2009. Developed by the US Green Building Council, LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. If approved, the new facility will be the first in Dublin to receive LEED certification.
Cardinal Health develops market-leading technologies, including “Alaris IV” pumps, “Pyxis” automated dispensing systems, “MedMined” electronic infection surveillance service, “VIASYS” respiratory care products, and the “CareFusion” patient identification system. The company also manufactures medical and surgical products and is one of the largest distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies worldwide.