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Animal Health Company Goes Underground In Missouri

Virbac Corporation, one of the largest independent veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the world, announced plans to consolidate its North American product warehousing and distribution in Kansas City Missouri. Virbac Corporation will locate in an approximately 150,000 sq. ft. facility in the Hunt Midwest SubTropolis.

The SubTropolis is a 55,000,000 sq. ft. manmade limestone cave that has been renovated into an underground business complex offering a safe and secure location for companies to grow.

“By bringing processes and people together at this Kansas City facility, we will be able to boost collaboration and efficiency within our manufacturing operations,” said Paul R. Hays, president & CEO, Virbac Corporation. “By choosing this Midwest location, we’re better aligning ourselves within the animal health industry, and we’re excited to continue building a strong partnership with the KC Animal Health Corridor.”

“It is great to see a company continue to grow in our state and create job opportunities for Missouri families,” said Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development Mike Downing. “Missouri’s highly-educated workforce, commitment to scientific advancement, and expertise in the manufacturing sector has made us the top destination for research and production in both animal health and plant science.”

Virbac Corporation said they selected the Hunt Midwest SubTropolis due to its central location, transportation access, and unique underground environment. SubTropolis offers operational cost savings with its constant temperatures that meets the climate-controlled requirements critical to Virbac’s business.

“The SubTropolis location presents an exciting opportunity for Virbac Corporation,” said Michael Albo, vice president communications & customer service, Virbac Corporation. “It will allow us to be more responsive than ever and therefore provide better service to our customers, while also being able to accommodate the expected growth in our product lines.”

Other companies within SubTropolis include Adrian Steel, Knapheide Manufacturing Co., Ground Effects, Midway Ford, Auto Truck Group, AER Manufacturing, Caseco, Grupo Antolin, Leggett & Platt CVP, XPO Logistics and Clore Automotive to name a few.

For more information on Missouri contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business investment needs.

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