(Charlestown, IN., January 2022) J. Knipper and Company, Inc. (Knipper), recently announced the completion of its expansion to the current Knipper distribution center at 1250 Patrol Road, Charlestown, IN. Knipper has made a firm commitment to the growth and development of their 3PL capabilities with solutions that are agile and scalable, tailoring a program for the precise scope, timeline, and budget to meet the evolving needs of customers. The enlargement of this facility adds an additional 150,000-square-feet of space, which provides an additional refrigeration capacity of 1,500 pallets and a drive-in freezer, allowing Knipper 3PL to accommodate larger clients. The location of this facility is centrally located for convenient shipping to any part of the country and the expansion allows Knipper to enhance their 3PL services while continuing to deliver unsurpassed performance, value, and results. Knipper offers custom pharmacy solutions, complete supply chain services to the U.S. pharmaceutical industry and is the largest provider of samples management services.
“This expansion of our Charlestown, IN. facility reflects our ongoing commitment to client-focused solutions that are developed and implemented to ensure maximum return on their investments, and ultimately to improve people’s lives,” stated Knipper President & CEO, Mike Laferrera. “We greatly appreciate the State of Indiana, the City of Charlestown, River Ridge Commerce Center, and One Southern Indiana (1si) for their efforts in helping us expand to meet new demands.”
Founded in 1986 and celebrating its 35th Anniversary, J. Knipper and Company, Inc. is headquartered in Lakewood, N.J. and established its Charlestown distribution center in 2016. Known for being an integral part of the communities in which it is located, Knipper has been awarded the Clara Barton Corporate Humanitarian Award by the American Red Cross and the Corporate Citizen of the Year award by Catholic Charities for volunteer efforts by Knipper employees.
“The City of Charlestown is fortunate to have great companies like J. Knipper providing opportunities for our residents in the region,” commented Treva Hodges, PhD, Mayor of Charlestown, Ind. “This expansion is an exciting indication of the endless possibilities that are currently found in the River Ridge Commerce Center not only for new, but for existing businesses. We’re thrilled to see the growth.”
Located between Charlestown and Jeffersonville, IN, Knipper’s facility is situated in the River Ridge Commerce Center, a world-class 6,000-acre business and manufacturing park under development along the Ohio River, across from Louisville, KY. Recently, the River Ridge Commerce Center reported increased employment, expanded development, and generated an increase of $2.5 billion in economic output in 2019 alone — the largest output from the business park since it opened.
“On behalf of the entire River Ridge community, I want to compliment J. Knipper and Company for its continued growth and success,” said River Ridge Executive Director Jerry Acy. “We are very pleased that the company has continued to grow at the River Ridge Commerce Center and make this its Southern Indiana home. Knipper is the type of innovative, growth-oriented employer we value and very much appreciate. They have an important role in serving the nation’s healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and we are glad to support their success.”
Wendy Dant Chesser, CEcD, President and CEO, One Southern Indiana (1si), added, “With Knipper’s second expansion since the initial build in 2016, we are excited about their continued investment into our Southern Indiana Community. 1si looks forward to working with them in the future.”