SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

September 23, 2009 14:51 ET

Media Advisory: Grand Opening of Medline's New Energy Efficient Customer Service Center in Dubuque, Iowa

New 66,000-Square-Foot Facility Home to 275 Employees; Features Cutting Edge Green Technology

DUBUQUE, IA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) -

What:  Ribbon cutting ceremony and official opening of Medline Industries,
       Inc.'s new customer service center featuring the latest in green
       technology. The 66,000-square-foot facility features daylight
       harvesting energy efficient lighting, building insulation and a
       geothermal heating system. The installation of these and other
       green technologies resulted in an electrical use reduction of
       320,565 kWh, which avoids more than 230 metric tons of carbon
       dioxide. This is equivalent to removing the CO2 emissions from
       26,131 gallons of gasoline consumed or 535 barrels of oil consumed.

       Medline currently employs 275 people at the new facility. Medline
       moved its customer service center to Dubuque in the spring of 2000
       with 25 employees.

Why:   Showcase Medline's newest and most energy efficient facility. See
       the latest in green technology design and learn how Medline is
       significantly reducing energy usage. Medline is also one of the
       area's largest and most stable employers. The new facility
       currently is home to 275 Medline customer service representatives
       with plans to grow to over 500 in the coming years.

When:  Friday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Medline, 7900 Chavenelle, Dubuque, Iowa

Who:   Medline Chief Operating Officer Jim Abrams, Dubuque Mayor Roy Buol
       and representatives from the Greater Dubuque Development

About Medline

Based in Mundelein, Illinois, Medline is the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products. The company manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets. Medline has more than 800 sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line, clinical programs and cost management services. Medline has a growing network of 34 distribution centers and a transportation fleet of 160 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific demands.

Contact: To attend the opening and/or arrange a facility tour and
         interviews, contact John Marks, 847-951-2542.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    John Marks
    Corporate Communications
    847-643-3309 (office)
    847-951-2542 (cell)

    Jerreau Beaudoin
    Director of Communications
    847-643-3011 (office)