Baxter locates distribution operations in Marshall County

Global medtech company supports the creation of 105 jobs in Mississippi

Global medtech company Baxter International Inc. has located its U.S. distribution operation hub in Marshall County. The project is an $11.6 million corporate investment and has already created 105 jobs.

Baxter provides leading healthcare solutions in diagnostics, acute, hospital, nutritional, renal and surgical care. The company’s products and therapies can be found throughout physician offices, hospitals and clinics, as well as in patients’ homes. The new 851,000-square-foot distribution facility in Byhalia, which was completed in August, includes upgraded technology and expanded warehousing capabilities that will enable the company to better meet the needs of its patients and customers.

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance for equipment relocation, installation and building construction. Marshall County and the Tennessee Valley Authority also are assisting with the project.

“Baxter’s new distribution facility is a major addition to Marshall County and Mississippi,” said Gov. Tate Reeves. “This multi-million dollar investment will provide a jolt for the local economy and create over 100 new jobs for Mississippians.”

“Marshall County is pleased to welcome Baxter to our community,” said Marshall County Board of Supervisors Board President Charles Terry. “Baxter is an industry leader in healthcare, and this project is creating quality career opportunities for our residents. Economic development is a team effort, and Marshall County appreciates the support that the Mississippi Development Authority and Tennessee Valley Authority have provided to Baxter.” 

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