Medline Industries Inc., a global producer and distributor of quality medical supplies, is opening a manufacturing facility in Waukesha County, Wisconsin
, bringing an estimated 200 jobs to the area.
Medline purchased a manufacturing plant in Hartland and will invest $8 million to renovate and equip the facility with the latest technology and safety systems to meet the stringent regulations of the federal Food and Drug Administration. The Illinois-based company will produce world-class infection control and prevention products at the facility, which is expected to be fully operational by May 2015.
“We are proud to expand our domestic manufacturing efforts with a new facility in Wisconsin, creating jobs in partnership with the city, county and state,” said Alan Weiss, President of Medline’s Ready Care Division. “We know this is just the beginning of a very productive relationship with the people of Hartland and neighboring communities to make the highest quality healthcare products available to help improve people’s lives.”
“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 Governor Scott Walker
. “Medline is the latest of a number of out-of-state companies that see the advantages of growing in Wisconsin.”
As an incentive, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
is providing the company with up to $975,000 in Economic Development Tax Credits
for the project over the next three years. The actual amount of tax credits will be contingent upon the number of jobs created during that time.
“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.”
“We are excited to welcome Medline to Waukesha County,” said 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.”