Gov. Jay Nixon attended the ceremony at the Eastowne Business Park in St. Joseph, touting the company's global and local leadership in the animal health industry.
"Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. is an anchor of the Animal Health Corridor, and this latest expansion in St. Joseph strengthens our state's standing as a leader in this worldwide industry," Gov. Nixon said.
Boehringer-Ingelheim's is building is a 260,000 square-foot facility located near the corner of Pickett and Riverside.
The building will consolidate warehousing, packaging and labeling under one roof.
The company could be eligible for a strategic economic incentive package from the state if it meets certain job creation and investment criteria.