Move in date for Express Scripts pushed back
By Adam Allington, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – Completion of the new headquarters of Express Scripts is being pushed back. Express Scripts had hoped to begin moving into their new facility in March. Now they'll have to wait at least until the end of April.
U-M St. Louis Chancellor Tom George says the move-in date had to be pushed back because of waste material found on the construction site.
Express Scripts will be the largest Fortune 500 company to have its headquarters on a university campus.
U-M St. Louis Chancellor Tom George says the delay is nothing serious.
He says there are just a few more minor projects to finish.
George says the Express Scripts facility will serve as an anchor to attract other businesses to the campus's business and technology park.
"We've been planning to build a business-technology-research park for 10-15 years. The fact that we've got a Fortune 150 company with their headquarters right on a university campus that's major."
Express Scripts is one of the nation's leading managers of pharmacy benefit plans.
The new headquarters will house over 1,100 employees with room to expand for future growth.