SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

May 13, 2011 11:43 ET

Three Healthcare Companies Receive Medline Preferred Vendor Recognition Award

Award Recognizes Collaboration, Outstanding Operational and Sales Performance

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - Medline Industries, Inc. announced today the recipients of its 2010 Preferred Vendor Recognition Awards. Selected by a panel of executives from Medline, the Preferred Vendor Awards were given to three Medline partners who not only demonstrated outstanding performance in sales and operations but also have collaborated as a true partner in Medline's initiatives and in achieving mutual goals.

The following companies were honored at Medline's 2011 National Meeting and Sales Conference in Chicago, Ill.:

  • Rookie Vendor of the Year:Rice Lake Weighing Systems was recognized for their support and assisting Medline's growth in the scale marketplace.

  • Sales Merit Award:Link Medical was honored for demonstrated a strong commitment to sales and marketing excellence.

  • Sales Merit Award:Covidien Kendall was recognized for showing outstanding sales growth over the prior year while maintaining and creating unique programs to successfully win business.

"Medline is proud to recognize these three partners for their outstanding performance," said Maroun Abouzeid, president of Medline's Preferred HealthCare Division. "We thank all our partners for their contributions and congratulate our award-winning partners for their ongoing leadership."

About Medline Industries, Inc.
Medline, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices and home care dealers. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest-growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities and on-staff clinicians.

Medline has a growing network of 50 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 200 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.

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