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NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline opened five newly constructed distribution centers in 2021, with two more scheduled to be completed in 2022, as part of its $1.5 billion Healthcare Resilience Initiative.
The newest LEED-certified distribution center, set to open in the first quarter of 2022, is in Richmond Hill, Ga., less than 30 miles from the Port of Savannah. It will provide an additional 1.2 million square feet of space to stockpile supplies for customer distribution centers throughout the region, bringing Medline’s total medical-grade warehousing footprint to more than 27 million square feet in the United States.
“Throughout 2021, the Medline team remained laser-focused on supporting our customers through another challenging year and strengthening the resiliency of the healthcare supply chain,” said Doug Golwas, executive vice president of acute care sales for Medline. “Heading into 2022, that commitment remains as we continue to partner with our customers and together identify new strategies to enhance operational and clinical efficiencies.”
Medline says its expanded warehouse footprint enhances its nationwide disaster preparedness capacity, allowing it to provide inventory management services, expand customized third-party logistics capabilities and further support its CERT (Customer Emergency Response Tools) program.
The company also grew its prime vendor partnerships in 2021 to include more than 230 additional health care providers and health systems, worth nearly $2 billion in annual, incremental medical supplies and solution sales that span the continuum of care.
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