SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.


April 09, 2010 14:18 ET

Zimbabwe's Deputy Prime Minister Visits Medline to Discuss Business Opportunities in African Nation

Medline Exploring Distribution of Medical Supplies to Zimbabwe

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) - Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Arthur Mutambara visited the headquarters of Medline Industries, Inc. today to discuss opportunities for the company to distribute or manufacture its medical supplies in the African nation. Medline, based in Mundelein, Ill., is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the U.S.

Medline is partnering with Dr. Willie Wilson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Omar, Inc., a medical products distributor, and Martin Munangatire, co-owner of Sub-Sahara, a medical supply company based in Zimbabwe, to supply products to Zimbabwe. 

About Medline Industries, Inc. 
Medline, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals, extended-care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline has more than 800 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services. 

Meeting the highest level of national and international quality standards, Medline is FDA QSR compliant and ISO certified 13485:2003. Medline serves on major industry quality committees to develop guidelines and standards for medical product use, including the FDA Midwest Steering Committee, AAMI Sterilization and Packaging Committee and various ASTM committees. For more information on Medline, visit our Web site,

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