(Ankeny, IA) – On April 15, 2021, Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq symbol CASY), Governor of Missouri Mike Parson, Mayor of Joplin Ryan Stanley, and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening ceremony for Casey’s new, $40 million distribution center in Joplin. The new, state-of-the-art warehouse, logistics, and distribution facility adds 125 jobs to the region.
“Casey’s has had a long-standing presence in Missouri and provided opportunities to thousands of Missourians across the state,” Governor Mike Parson said. “We appreciate Casey’s continued commitment and look forward to its future growth and success.”
The new facility is the company’s third distribution center and will serve 400 to 600 of the company’s stores. Casey’s operates over 2,200 convenience stores throughout the Midwest and South with approximately 500 stores across Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas.
“Every day at Casey’s, we are providing guests freshly prepared foods and the products they need and want. This new distribution center will play a key role in delivering on this promise,” said Darren Rebelez, President and Chief Executive Officer at Casey’s. “We appreciate the support from the State of Missouri and the City of Joplin as we worked to make this project a reality. Casey’s Joplin Distribution Center is key to our plan for accelerated store growth over the next two years.”
“We welcome Casey’s distribution center to Joplin,” said Mayor Ryan Stanley. “We are excited and pleased with their decision to expand their operations here in southwest Missouri. Casey’s is a well-known brand and respect by their customers throughout the Midwest. Their center is a great fit for our industrial park, and we appreciate all of our partners for their work to bring this project to Joplin. It is a boost for our local economy by providing quality jobs and opportunities for our community.”
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.
“Here in Missouri, we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our partner organizations across the state,” Missouri Partnership CEO Subash Alias said. “I always say that economic development and business attraction is a team sport, and that rings especially true with this project. I would like to thank all of our partners for their hard work in attracting Casey’s General Stores to Missouri.”
The new distribution center is located at 2902 S. Jaguar Road in Joplin. Casey’s has two other distribution centers located in Ankeny, Iowa and Terra Haute, Indiana.
About Casey’s General Stores:
Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,200 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 United States. Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com, or in the mobile app.
Katie Petru, Director, Communications + Community
Casey’s General Stores
Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin