Casey’s General Stores announced plans to build a new warehouse, logistics and distribution facility in Joplin, Mo.
The new facility will be the company’s third distribution center and will initially serve approximately 400 to 600 of the company’s stores.
“Joplin is an ideal location for Casey’s third distribution center due to its geography and ability to serve our growing market areas. We appreciate the support from the State of Missouri and City of Joplin, and look forward to sharing more details in the future,” said Ed Vaske, Casey’s Vice President of Transportation and Distribution.
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.
“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 Governor Mike Parson. “We are proud to see companies continuing to choose Missouri for our strong central location, skilled workforce, and business-friendly climate.
The project is subject to the finalization of Casey’s due diligence and the approval of all the economic development incentives.
Casey’s operates over 2,000 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the U.S.