Casey’s General Stores, Inc. will invest an estimated $50 million in a new, state-of-the-art warehousing and logistics/distribution facility in Joplin, MO. The Fortune 500 company operates 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states throughout the Midwest and the South. The new facility is the company’s third distribution center and will initially serve approximately 400 to 600 of the company’s stores. It’s expected to employ 125 workers by its second year of operation.
“Joplin is an ideal location for Casey’s third distribution center due to its geography and ability to serve our growing market areas,” said Ed Vaske, Vice President of Transportation and Distribution, Casey’s General Stores. “We appreciate the support from the State of Missouri and City of Joplin, and look forward to sharing more details in the future.”
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Joplin, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Liberty Utilities, Missouri American Water, Spire, and Missouri Partnership worked together to bring Casey’s newest facility to Missouri.
“Casey’s is an outstanding company, and we are excited it is expanding in our state. This new facility will not only provide quality jobs for Missourians in the Joplin region, but also support existing locations across our state and the Midwest,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “We are proud to see companies continuing to choose Missouri for our strong central location, skilled workforce, and business-friendly climate.”
“We welcome Casey’s distribution center to Joplin,” said Mayor Gary Shaw, City of Joplin. “We are excited and pleased with the decision of Casey’s expanding their operations here in southwest Missouri. Their company is well known and respected by many who shop in their stores. We appreciate all of our partners for their support and great efforts in this development. It is a boost for our local economy and another strong asset in our community.”
“Here in Missouri, we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our partner organizations across the state,” said Missouri Partnership CEO Subash Alias. “I always say that economic development and business attraction is a team sport, and that rings especially true with this project. I would like to thank all of our partners for their hard work in attracting Casey’s General Stores to Missouri.”
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