U.S. Homecare Expands in Virginia Beach: Company Nearly Doubles in Size and Adds Eight New Jobs

Thursday, November 12, 2015

​U.S. Homecare Products, LLC, headquartered in Nevada, is expanding its presence in Virginia Beach. The company has executed a lease in the Ocean South Industrial Park at 1345 Taylor Farm Road for 59,625 square feet. This nearly doubles the company’s existing 31,800-square-foot lease at the same location. Additionally, U.S. Homecare will add eight to ten new jobs with average salaries of $32,000.

The company is an independent, privately held organization that imports and distributes healthcare products. U.S. Homecare is an innovator in healthcare supply and offers a comprehensive line of incontinence products in addition to advanced wound dressings, urologicals, skin care and home care products.

Last year, U.S. Homecare partnered with ABENA North America (ANA) headquartered in Culver City, California. The parent company is a Danish, family-owned manufacturer and wholesaler of healthcare products headquartered in Aabenraa in Southern Denmark. The Abena Group, which is represented by subsidiaries, supplies more than 25,000 products and operates in more than 80 countries across the globe.

U.S. Homecare and Abena North America’s Virginia Beach location is the regional warehouse and East Coast distribution facility. Abena North America markets and sells Abena-branded products in North America, including Mexico, United States, and Canada. It is shifting the majority of its distribution operations from California to Virginia Beach. The proximity to the Port of Virginia is strategic since 95% of goods sold originate from Europe and Asia and are delivered in containers by sea freight.

“This expansion is the result of growth and success for two Virginia Beach entities U.S. Homecare and Abena North America,” said Warren D. Harris, director of Virginia Beach Economic Development. “This expansion brings new jobs to the city and provides enough space for continued growth.

“Additionally, the location is vital to the company’s East Coast distribution lines,” added Harris.

“Our Virginia Beach facility is likely the nicest we have ever had,” said Kyle Sather, chief executive office for Abena North America. “We love the location and the city.”

Geoff Poston, Tony Weiss and Patrick Mumey with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer represented the landlord, James M. Beverly, in the negotiations. Glenn Gibson with Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate represented the tenant. The transaction brings the 95,400-square-foot facility to full occupancy.

The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international businesses to stimulate capital investment and create jobs. Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia with a population of 440,000, and it is the 37th largest in the United States. It is recognized as one of the Best Run Cities in America by 24/7 Wall St. The Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council in 2012 and is one of only 29 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. It is listed among the Top Five Overall Mid-sized American Cities of the Future, Top 10 for Economic Potential and Top Five for Infrastructure by fDi magazine. CNNMoney.com ranked Virginia Beach as the Easiest Place to Start a Business and the 2nd Most Business-Friendly City in the country. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.