Medline celebrated the opening of its 1.3 million-square-foot LEED-certified distribution center in Montgomery on Monday as local dignitaries from the entire region gathered.
“Medline is a long-standing corporate citizen of the Hudson Valley, and we are honored to have the opportunity to celebrate the opening of our Montgomery facility with our 700-plus employees and community members that have supported us throughout the years. Thank you for joining us on this special day,” said Tom Fallon, director of operations for Medline’s Montgomery distribution center gathered on-site for the celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The $120 million facility handles the distribution of thousands of individual products and devices shipped to healthcare providers across the continuum of care, such as hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgery centers, hospices and physicians’ offices. The Montgomery facility is expected to handle more than $1 billion in annual orders. Medline is also in the process of completing a 7.4 megawatt (MW) solar panel installation at its Montgomery facility
“The Medline project has checked all the boxes when it comes to being environmentally sustainable, creating sound jobs with benefits, beautifying Montgomery’s industrial corridor, and keeping our hospitals and healthcare facilities fully stocked and functioning even during the most critical of times,” said Maureen Halahan, president & CEO, Orange County Partnership. “They are a company with dignity and integrity and this expansion not only saved hundreds of jobs it created hundreds more.”
In exchange for Medline’s commitment to retain 344 jobs and create 266 new jobs, Empire State Development has awarded the company up to $10 million in Excelsior Jobs Tax Credits.
“Medline has gone above and beyond to support the greater Town of Montgomery community in a very short period of time,” said Montgomery Town Supervisor Brian Maher. “ When the pandemic hit more than $80,000 was diverted to assist small businesses with grants, hundreds of thousands of dollars was donated to support several community projects and just last week Medline offset travel expenses so the Montgomery Little League Softball Section Champions could compete in the State Finals. On top of becoming one of the top economic engines and employers in the town and county, Medline continues to find new and create ways to support our community. We are proud that Medline has made a home in Montgomery and we look forward to growing our relationship for many years to come.”
The Montgomery distribution center is a part of Medline’s $2 billion Healthcare Resilience Initiative, a national capital expenditure campaign that included new distribution centers, manufacturing capabilities and information technology (IT) upgrades to further their commitment to delivering superior customer service. Medline supports small businesses and plans to spend approximately $1 million annually with local vendors for maintenance, upkeep and operations support of the Montgomery distribution center.