Medline has received the 2022 Madison County Chamber of Commerce Industrial Award for positively impacting the central Ohio community through job growth and investment, and showing a “commitment to the Madison community through involvement and collaboration with local entities and organizations.”
In 2020, Medline constructed and opened a medical products distribution center in West Jefferson, Ohio, approximately 20 miles west of Columbus. Since then, the company has hired 475 employees at the facility, which supplies hospital networks, physician offices, nursing homes and the entire continuum of healthcare in Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.
Madison County has approximately 50 industrial businesses. Nominations were evaluated, and award winners selected, by the executive board of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
“Medline was chosen as this year’s recipient because the company has shown a strong commitment to the Village of West Jefferson and Madison County through supporting local businesses and donating resources to support local communities and organizations,” said David Kell, former executive director of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and current Madison County development director. “We are proud to have Medline in our community and excited to award them this year’s Industrial Award.”
Ray Martin, mayor of the Village of West Jefferson, lauded Medline as “a great partner. They help out with our community, they take an interest in employees and residents, and they care.”
During the pandemic, Medline donated 5,000 face masks to West Jefferson, and more than 500 cases of hand sanitizer to the West Jefferson Senior Citizens Center.
Martin said the donations “helped the city and residents during COVID-19. It was crucial to have those supplies, and we appreciated that.”
Medline also consistently supports West Jefferson and Madison County community events, including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, National Night Out and Friday Night Uptown, and make tours available to city or county officials at any time. In addition, Martin said the company proactively and “honestly” files paperwork for taxes and other city requirements.
“People hear the word Medline in our community, and it’s a good thing,” said Martin. “They’re a good company and a good partner in West Jefferson.”
“Medline has made a commitment to be a positive force in the community beyond its immediate mission to support healthcare and grow the economy,” said Jim Eveland, Medline senior director, operations. In addition to supporting events and organizations, “we have made every effort to hire locally and utilize local vendors for building upkeep and maintenance.”
“Mayor Martin and other leaders in West Jefferson have been great partners to Medline,” said the company’s Public Affairs Director Jesse Greenberg. “The village continues to provide opportunities for Medline to be involved in the community that has resulted in a lot of visibility for the company. It’s been a great partnership allowing us to quadruple the size our team since we moved here in 2020.”
Medline, headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, has more than 30,000 global employees and operates over 20 manufacturing facilities and more than 45 distribution centers in the U.S. Medline consistently ranks among the best places to work. Medline recently was named to the Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces, LinkedIn’s Top Companies Chicago and Forbes Best Large Employers lists.
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