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McKesson Employees to Move In This Month

The SRPMIC Tribal Council took at tour of the new McKesson Regional Headquarters with staff from Ryan Companies and Salt River Materials Group on September 14.

On September 14, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Council members and staff toured the newly built McKesson Regional Headquarters in the Chaparral Commerce Center, along Pima Road in the western part of the Community.

The building is receiving its final touches and is on schedule for employee move-in later this month.

Council members Tom Largo, Ricardo Leonard, Deanna Scabby and David Antone, along with SRPMIC Community Development Director Stacey Gubser and other tribal employees, toured the 271,000-square-foot office complex, which consists of two-story twinned buildings linked by a skybridge. The Ryan Companies construction crew is finishing up drywall, painting and landscaping tasks, and glass, carpet, desks and TV monitors are being placed.

Ryan Companies is providing development, construction and financing services for the project, which will be located on the SRPMIC through a ground lease controlled by Salt River Devco.

McKesson, a California-based company, is a pharmacology, technology and supply vendor for healthcare businesses. The company’s current 1,400 employees in Scottsdale will move to the new building, and McKesson expects to accommodate more than 2,200 total jobs over the next five years after the facility’s opening. The company is ranked No. 5 on the Fortune 500 list.

The office area is currently being furnished and carpeted. The final touches will be done in the weeks to come.
The McKesson building was designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design–Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) certification. The offices also will meet the WELL Building Standard, an evidence-based system certifying the health and wellness performance of the building, with hopes of attracting and retaining a qualified workforce. The building will be equipped with a full gym that includes showers and a room specifically for group workout sessions.

In addition to the gym, outdoor space and a café similar to a college cafeteria will be available for employees.

“We want our employees to be able to love coming to work every day,” said Molly Ryan Carson, vice president of development, Ryan Companies. “We want them to be in a workspace that [allows them] to be proficient at their jobs but still be comfortable. There is really no enclosed area, they get a great view every day, [and] we have teamwork-style desk placements so our employees are able to quickly move their desks around for better communication.”