Medline to open manufacturing facility, create 200 jobs in Hartland

Medical supply manufacturer Medline Industries Inc. plans to open a manufacturing facility in Hartland and create 200 jobs in the area.

The Mundelein, Ill.-based company will invest $8 million in renovations and equipment for the plant, at 700 W. North Shore Drive, bringing it in line with FDA regulations for technology and safety. It will manufacture infection control and prevention products in the Hartland facility beginning in May 2015.

Medline will receive $975,000 in economic development tax credits over the next three years from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., contingent upon job creation figures.

“This will be a vibrant, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and we are pleased that this progressive industry leader has made the choice to expand in Wisconsin and Waukesha County,” said Gov. Scott Walker.  “Medline is the latest of a number of out-of-state companies that see the advantages of growing in Wisconsin.”

Medline is the largest privately held health care products manufacturer and distributor. It manufactures more than 350,000 products per year, which are distributed to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care agencies and providers and retailers.

“We welcome Medline to Hartland and look forward to working with them to help ensure the future success of their business,” said Hartland Village President David Lamerand.  “The company will be a great addition to not only our successful manufacturing sector, but also to the entire Hartland community.”

Medline had $5.8 billion in sales in 2013 and has more than 12,000 employees in more than 25 countries. It has 17 manufacturing facilities and 50 distribution centers across the globe.

“We are excited to welcome Medline to Waukesha County,” added Bill Mitchell, executive director of the Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation.  “The health care sector growth continues to outpace many other industries, and the addition of Medline’s manufacturing and distribution lines will fuel this trend.”

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