Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical supplies, will open a new state-of-the-art distribution facility in Maumelle, AR, in late spring 2013. Construction is expected to begin this fall on a new 100,000-square-foot facility, which will service Medline's healthcare customers, including hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers and home care agencies throughout the state of Arkansas.
Initially, the facility will create approximately 10-15 new jobs in Central Arkansas.
The distribution center, which will be Medline's 37th in the U.S., will be constructed with the latest energy efficient technology and undergo LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification review for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED uses a rating system that measures a building's performance in energy efficiency, CO2 emission reduction and improved indoor environmental quality both during construction as well as the daily operation of the building.