Iowa Governor Branstad Visits Medline Industries, Inc. to Discuss Opportunities for Expanding Business in Iowa
Published: Aug 05, 2011
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and executives from Medline Industries, Inc. met today at the company's headquarters in Mundelein, Ill. to discuss business opportunities in Iowa. Medline's customer service center in Dubuque currently employs 350 people. (Left to right) Medline's Ray Swaback, Patty Long and Ron Barth; Iowa Governor Terry Branstad; Jim Abrams, Medline's Chief Operating Officer.
MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - August 04, 2011) - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and executives from Medline Industries, Inc. met today at the company's headquarters in Mundelein, Ill., to discuss opportunities to further expand Medline's business in Iowa.
"Medline has been a wonderful business partner over the years and we appreciate the quality jobs and the growth they have provided the people of Iowa," said Governor Branstad. "We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership."
Medline, the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies in the country, currently has its state-of-the-art customer service center located in Dubuque. Opened in 2009, the 66,000-square-foot facility is home to 350 Medline customer service employees. Back in the spring of 2000, when Medline moved its customer service center to Dubuque, it had 25 workers.
"The outstanding quality of the people in Dubuque, along with the generous support of the city and state of Iowa, has made Dubuque an ideal home for our fast-growing customer service team," said Jim Abrams, Chief Operating Officer of Medline. "There are terrific opportunities to grow our business in Iowa."
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices and home care dealers. Recently named one of the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.