ProAct is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinney Drugs, Inc., an ESOP company headquartered in Gouverneur, NY. Kinney Drugs was founded in 1903 by Burt Orrin Kinney in Gouverneur. Incorporated in 1927, the health care company is currently comprised of 95 stores in Upstate New York and Vermont.
More than 100 years of quality, service, and dedication - Kinney Drugs
1873 - Future founder Burt Kinney is born in Gouverneur, New York.
1901 - Burt graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy and began to work in a drug store as a clerk.
1903 - Burt Kinney opens the very first Kinney Drugs store.
1915 - The first electric lights were installed in a Kinney Drugs.
1925 - A vision of expansion leads to additional stores in Massena, Adams, Carthage, and Watertown, New York.
1950 - The post World War II economy demands convenience, diversity, and abundant parking - leading to a new "shopping center" concept.
1962 - The Kinney Drugs distribution center is built to service the tremendous expansion.
1970 - The first Kinney Drugs opens in Vermont.
1982 - Kinney Drugs opens a Long Term Care division of the retail drugstore chain.
1988 - The EzRefill System is introduced, allowing customers to call in their prescriptions from home.
1992 - The latest edition to the distribution center brings the total size of the warehouse to 135,000 square feet.
1999 - ProAct Pharmacy Services, Inc., a pharmacy benefit management company, is formed.
2002 - The Kinney Drugs Foundation is created.
2006 - Ms. Bridget A. Hart is named President and CEO.
2008 - Kinney Drugs becomes a fully sanctioned "ESOP" - Employee Stock Ownership Plan company.
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