Company plans to expand in Beaver County, creating nearly 700 new jobs – The Times

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday said Express Med Pharmaceuticals in Monaca will invest $8 million to retain 34 existing employees and create 674 new full-time positions over the next three years – many of which will be for remote Pennsylvania workers.

CENTER TWP. — A locally based pharmacy services company plans to expand its Beaver County operation and create roughly 700 new jobs in the process. 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday said Express Med Pharmaceuticals in Center Township will invest $8 million to retain 34 existing employees and create 674 new full-time positions over the next three years – many of which will be for remote Pennsylvania workers.

The company was recently acquired by SelectQuote, Inc and intends to expand its Center site, which houses inventory, staging and shipping and receiving operations. Its primary retail clinic pharmacy is located at 3950 Brodhead Road in Center. 

Express Med received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for a $500,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $500,000 workforce development grant to help train workers, Wolf said. The move was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development officials reporting to the governor and assisting business owners considering moving or expanding in Pennsylvania.

The move was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development officials reporting to the governor.

“With their latest investment into western Pennsylvania comes hundreds and hundreds of new jobs for the region and my administration is thrilled to witness the new opportunities this expansion will bring to Monaca at a critical time in the state’s economic recovery,” Wolf said. “This funding serves as an invaluable tool in Express Med Pharmaceuticals’ continued growth in the commonwealth and ability to serve their consumers for healthcare needs.”

Founded more than two decades ago, the company was a traditional mail-order pharmacy until ownership rebranded as Express Med Pharmaceuticals and launched my-medPak, a customized medication management program. 

“It’s great to be able to partner with the state of Pennsylvania on the expansion of SelectRx (Express Med Pharmaceuticals) and to be able to create additional job opportunities in the state,” said Tim Danker, CEO of SelectQuote. 

Chrissy Suttles covers business, energy and environment for the Beaver County Times and the USAToday Network. Contact her at csuttles@gannett.com and follow her on Twitter @ChrissySuttles. 

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