The Advanced Starship Design Bureau had an Integration Facility at McKinley Station, where starship classes such as the refit Constitution-class were built. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)
In the year 2373, McKinley Station began repairs to the USS Defiant after the Battle of Sector 001. Worf later took the Defiant back to Deep Space 9, for Miles O'Brien to finish the work. (TNG novel: Rogue)
In 2379, Koll Azernal travelled to McKinley Station to rendezvous with Nelino Quafina, and plot the planting of false evidence regarding the origins of the weaponry installed on planet Tezwa. Azernal noted that the station was so drab and utilitarian, he suspected the Borg might envy the design; he also disliked the acoustics in the station - the way voices would carry the entire way around the circular station. (TNG novel: A Time to Kill)
Following the Borg Invasion of 2381, the USS Enterprise-E was docked for repair at McKinley; however, given the huge number of ships requiring repairs, only the most vital and external repairs were completed before the Enterprise was released. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)
- The station may have been named for early 20th century US President William McKinley, or for Mount McKinley in Alaska, itself named for the president.