Medline, an Illinois-based medical supplies manufacturer and distributor, plans to build a 1.1 million-square-foot distribution center in Perryville, where it will relocate operations from its current center in Havre de Grace, the Maryland Department of Commerce announced Thursday.
The move to the Principio Business Park facility, expected to be LEED-certified, will nearly triple the company’s workforce, adding more than 200 jobs in the next six years, officials said.
"We look forward to expanding into Perryville,” said Medline spokeswoman Stacy Rubenstein. “We were drawn to the Principio Business Park because of the long-term growth opportunity that it offers our company. This larger facility will help us meet growing customer demand from local providers across the continuum of care, such as hospitals, long-term care providers, physician offices and surgery centers.”
Gov. Larry Hogan called the move evidence of Maryland’s improving economy “delivering real results.”
“Our highly skilled workforce, along with our upgraded transportation infrastructure, gives companies like Medline a strategic advantage to easily connect with customers throughout the region,” Hogan said in a statement.
Medline, which offers more than 350,000 medical devices and support services with 40 distribution centers across the country, has more than 16,000 employees worldwide and works in more than 90 countries.
Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy said he was excited about the new jobs in his county.
“We worked very closely with the business during their decision-making process and look forward to continuing to be a great partner to ensure their success in Cecil County,” McCarthy said in a statement.
Medline’s success is being driven by “significant growth here in Maryland,” according to state Commerce Secretary Mike Gill.
“Companies all over our state are continuing to grow and add jobs, and we are pleased to work with our local partners to ensure that these companies know how much they are valued here in Maryland,” Gill said in a statement.