Medline has invested an additional $60m to increase manufacturing at its Lithia Springs facility.
In addition, the leading provider of disposable incontinence products to the healthcare market has expanded its distribution capabilities at this site by 400,000 square feet to ensure these critical products can be shipped to any of Medline’s more than 40 distribution centers strategically located across the country.
Industry experts say more than 25 Million Americans are affected by incontinence.
Originally opened in 2011, the 600,000 square foot facility houses the fastest and most technologically advanced machines of its kind in the country. These fully automated machines produce disposable briefs as well as other incontinence products designed to deliver superior performance and dignity for individuals who need them.
Additionally, this innovative equipment allows Medline to compress briefs and package them more efficiently. Through this “green” feature which helps reduce packaging by 20 percent, more products can fit into cases and onto trucks for more efficient and cost-effective shipping.
As part of the end-to-end ownership of these products, Medline also maintains a quality lab onsite where products from every shift undergo extensive testing to ensure the products are maintaining proper absorbency, durability and dimensions.
“America’s aging population is driving greater demand for incontinence products and we need to ensure we can continue to anticipate, meet and exceed our customers’ needs so they can deliver high quality care,” says Dan Love, president, personal care division, Medline.
“This latest expansion is a testament to Medline’s commitment to bringing dignity and independence to those living with incontinence.”
Since the inception of this facility, Medline has invested more than $160 million and created 350 new jobs.
Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success.
Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care.