Medline celebrates solar panel installation in Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Local officials laud Medline for environmental and civic contributions

By Medline Newsroom Staff | July 15, 2022

Social Responsibility

Medline celebrates solar panel installation in Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Local officials laud Medline for environmental and civic contributions

New solar panels at Medline's Uxbridge distribution center

Medline recently celebrated the completion of a solar panel installation at the distribution center in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, bringing the total number of completed solar-powered systems at company facilities to eight, encompassing more than 3 million square feet of rooftop.

Massachusetts State Senator Ryan C. Fattman, State Representative Joseph McKenna and Town Selectmen Steve Sette joined Medline Operations Director Joe Gloria and officials from solar developer PowerFlex at the July event. During the ceremony, Medline was presented with a plaque from the Commonwealth, signed by Massachusetts House Speaker Ronald J. Mariano, lauding the company for its environmental and civic contributions.

Since 2016, Medline has globally invested more than $34 million in renewable energy. Medline’s portfolio includes 2,735,595 million square feet of solar rooftop space with over 60,000 solar panels. The 6.7 megawatt (MW) direct current (DC) system at Uxbridge will produce an estimated 8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually, reducing approximately 5,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions — the equivalent of energy needed to fully power 700 homes or consume more than 630,000 gallons of gasoline a year.

Uxbridge Fire Department lauds Medline

The Uxbridge Fire Department recognized Medline for recent donation

The 840,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Uxbridge facility distributes medical products and devices across the continuum of healthcare — hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, hospice providers and physician offices.

“As a designated Green Community within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Town of Uxbridge is pleased to see that one of our business partners, Medline, is also contributing to this effort by undertaking the rooftop solar project,” said Sette. “It is our hope that other businesses in town will follow Medline’s leadership with this project and will also work to reduce our carbon footprint for the future.”

Sette later joined Medline officials at the Uxbridge Fire Department, where representatives received a tour and recognition for the company’s recent donation, funding the purchase of firefighter emergency kits. The donation was awarded through the Medline CARES program.

Learn more about Medline’s commitment to sustainability and community impact.

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