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Henry Schein Animal Health Expands Presence in Central Ohio with Grand Opening of New Distribution Service Center

May 18, 2017, 11:42 AM by Ann Marie Gothard
New Facility Adds Jobs to Local Community and Enhances Company's Ability to Serve Its Veterinary Customers

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 16, 2017 – Henry Schein Animal Health, the U.S. animal health business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), announced today the opening of its new National Distribution Service Center (NDSC) in Columbus’s Brookhollow neighborhood. The facility, which held its grand opening last week and serves Henry Schein Animal Health customers, enhances the company’s ability to be the total solutions provider for veterinary practices across the country.

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From left: Granger McLaughlin, Senior Distribution Center Manager for the new facility;
Fran Dirksmeier, President, Henry Schein Animal Health, North America; and Mario Lombardi,
Vice President of Operations & Logistics Services.

The NDSC, which adds eight new jobs to the local economy, enables Henry Schein Animal Health to streamline the way it purchases products from manufacturers in bulk and distributes them to the company’s 12 customer-facing Forward Distribution Centers (FDCs) across the U.S. This results in the smarter utilization of inventory space at FDCs, greater control of inbound delivery times, improved product availability, and the delivery of better service to the company’s veterinary customers.

The opening of the NDSC further expands Henry Schein Animal Health’s footprint in central Ohio, where it employs more than 200 people across three locations, including its Dublin-based headquarters and a Distribution Center in Columbus. Henry Schein Animal Health, the only global animal health distributor, generated global net sales of $3.3 billion in 2016 and employs more than 1,000 people across the U.S.

“The launch of our new National Service Distribution Center is the result of considerable planning and collaboration from our entire team, and there is no doubt that it helps us fulfill our mission to provide the best customer experience possible,” said Fran Dirksmeier, President, Henry Schein Animal Health, North America. “We are especially pleased to open this new facility in Henry Schein Animal Health’s backyard as we continue to proudly count ourselves as members of central Ohio’s thriving business community.”

About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 21,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.

The company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items. The company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 32 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.

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