ANKENY, Iowa—Casey’s General Stores will build a new state-of-the-art warehouse, logistics and distribution facility in Joplin, Mo, reports the Missourinet. The new facility is the company’s third distribution center and will initially serve about 400 to 600 of the company’s stores. The center will create about 125 jobs for the area.
“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, Casey’s vice president of transportation and distribution, in a press release.
“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 Gov. Mike Parson. “We are proud to see companies continuing to choose Missouri for our strong central location, skilled workforce, and business-friendly climate.”
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Joplin, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Liberty Utilities, Missouri American Water, Spire, and Missouri Partnership all worked to bring Casey's newest facility to Missouri.
“We welcome Casey’s distribution center to Joplin,” said Joplin Mayor Gary Shaw. “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.”