Happening in Missouri City

Posted on: September 18, 2017

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Missouri City continues to make strides in economic development  citywide. On Aug. 21, City officials and staff joined VWR in Trammell  Crow’s Park 8Ninety for the company’s grand opening of its  125,000-square-foot regional distribution center.

The business milestone, which included a facility tour and  ribbon-cutting ceremony, gained national attention in New York’s Times  Square when the opening and a ribbon-cutting photo was featured on a  marquee in the thriving marketplace.

“The City is proud to welcome VWR on this special day when we are  witnessing a total solar eclipse. We will always remember this is the  day you opened your doors for business here,” Mayor Allen Owen exclaimed  at the grand-opening event. “I don’t think you could have found a  better location than Missouri City or a better partner than Trammell  Crow. They are a first-class company that builds first-class buildings.”

Owen also shared that the City is looking to see Trammell Crow have  the same success in Park 8Ninety that the developer has in premier  Lakeview Business Park.

VWR also shared their excitement about their new venture. In the  company’s grand-opening news release, Brian Magerkurth, VWR’s VP of  Supply Chain Operations, said: “The opening of this facility marks a  joyous milestone in VWR’s history, especially for those employees here  in Texas who have been personally involved in conceptualizing and  shaping this new location.” He went on to add: “Today, we celebrate that  hard work.”

Company officials said VWR is the leading global independent provider  of product and service solutions to laboratory and production  customers. They also highlighted that VWR’s regional distribution center  in Missouri City is “strategically located to serve customers in Texas,  Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. As one of 10 VWR distribution  facilities in North America, this location will offer a local,  customer-focused stock assortment.” 

The corporation, which is headquartered in Radnor, Pa., had sales “in  excess of $4.5 billion in 2016 and enables science for customers in the  pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and  healthcare industries,” according to company officials.

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