According to the Kroger Health will move its central packaging facility from Kentucky to the Jeffersonville River Ridge Mall. Providing 115 existing jobs to southern Indiana with plans to add another 60.
The expanded site will contain 58,000 square feet of space, and the operation will be named Jeffersonville Central Fill. Kroger said in a press release that it opened its first central bottling facility in 2000, and has four such sites across the country.
Furthermore “We are grateful for such a long and rewarding partnership with the City of Louisville and are delighted to maintain our new location in the greater Louisville area,” Colin Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, said in the press release. “The expansion of the facility will allow our team to support the community at a higher level. Additional resources have never been more important to our pharmacy staff as they continue to play a critical role in managing COVID-19 vaccines.”
While the mobilization Center support has proven to “increase pharmacy service levels in stores, efficiencies, and allow frontline pharmacy staff more time to focus on clinical services and customer service,” Kroger said in the press release. River Ridge has attracted many industries to the park, but the last year or so has seen the addition and expansion of several biomedical and pharmacy facilities in the mall including J. Knipper and the company plans to expand with a new 150,000 sq ft facility.
The Kroger packing center will be along Logistics Avenue. Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore said Kroger was a great partner to the city, and it is clear that setting up pharmaceutical jobs in River Ridge is a huge benefit to southern Indiana. “I think you can look at Indiana and see a huge increase in business moving here because we’re a very welcoming and friendly country for business,” Moore said Friday. “It’s a great place to raise a family and we have a strong workforce.”
River Ridge CEO Jerry Asi is pleased with the news of the expansion. Here is the official statement “Kroger is an important part of our community, and we value the important products and services they provide every day. River Ridge welcomes Roger to Jeffersonville, as they join the growing array of biomedical and biopharmaceutical operations that have chosen River Ridge Mall as their new home,” Acy said in the statement. Now, what are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comment section below!