Medline to build $77.5 mil distribution center in Bonner Springs, Kansas
New facility will create 350 construction jobs, 100 long-term positions and provide timely medical product delivery to local hospitals and healthcare facilities
By Medline Newsroom Staff | October 15, 2021
Medline has announced that it will invest $77.5 million to build a new distribution center in Bonner Springs, Kansas.
Medline provides medical supplies to Kansas City hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and the full continuum of healthcare. The company has outgrown its current facility in Kansas City, Missouri and will bring 141 team members to the new distribution center in Bonner Springs, 25 miles southwest of Kansas City. The new facility will also create approximately 350 construction jobs, and another 100 new jobs once the facility fully opens.
“We are excited to welcome Medline to Kansas and look forward to their collaboration with healthcare systems across the state,” Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said in announcing the new facility. “With our central location, world-class multimodal infrastructure and an education system with an abundance of resources to support this industry, Kansas is the ideal place for this kind of logistics and distribution operation.”
The new Bonner Springs distribution center is part of a $500 million Healthcare Resilience Initiative (HRI) investment in 2021. Medline’s HRI is a national campaign to increase supply-chain efficiencies and reliability while ensuring timely product delivery to healthcare partners. During the first three years of HRI (2018 to 2020), Medline invested $1.5 billion in new distribution centers, manufacturing capabilities, and information technology (IT) upgrades for an improved ecommerce experience. The effort spanned dozens of Medline divisions, creating 8,500 new jobs at eight new distribution centers and nearly 150 manufacturing expansion projects.
“Medline is excited to expand our services to healthcare providers from our future home in Bonner Springs,” said Medline President of Global Operations Bill Abington. “Our state-of-the-art, medical-grade distribution center will allow us to deliver critical healthcare supplies to the entire continuum of healthcare, quicker, more efficiently, and to a broader territory, while creating quality new jobs and opportunity in Wyandotte County.”
“We are excited to welcome Medline to Bonner Springs with the knowledge that they will be a great addition to our city,” said Jeff Harrington, mayor of Bonner Springs. “With their commitment to the community, we are happy to have them select Bonner Springs as their regional distribution facility location.”
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