(MISSISSIPPI DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NEWS RELEASE) –Medline Industries, Inc., a healthcare business that manufactures and distributes medical supplies, is locating distribution operations in Southaven. The project is a $46-million corporate investment and will bring 450 new jobs to North Mississippi.
“Medline’s investmentin the Southaven community and the creation of hundreds of new jobs marks thebeginning of a long-lasting business partnership with the state of Mississippiand a long-term commitment to the people of DeSoto County,” Gov. PhilBryant said.
Medline isbringing distribution operations to Southaven, which has ideal attributes forits new, larger warehouse facility to accommodate its growth: convenient accessto the Southeastern U.S. market, a quality local workforce and high quality oflife. A portion of the new jobs will be filled by Medline’s existing employeesat its Memphis location, with a large number of jobs being created forMississippi residents.
“We arelooking forward to being an active part of the Southaven community,“ saidDmitry Dukhan, vice president of Real Estate Operations for Medline. “It‘san ideal location for a distribution hub for our larger Mid-South distributionterritory and enables us to expand our presence as a local employer. We aregrateful to all of the people and officials in Southaven, the county of DeSotoand the state of Mississippi who have recognized the potential of this projectfor both local residents and healthcare throughout the region.“
The MississippiDevelopment Authority is providing assistance for equipment relocation andinfrastructure needs, including the extensions of a potable water line and anaccess road. The city of Southaven and DeSoto County are providing assistancefor the project, as well.
“Medline’sstrategic decision to locate in Mississippi demonstrates to global health careleaders that Mississippi is the place where you can achieve your goals,”said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We are grateful for theteamwork of the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, Mayor DarrenMusselwhite and the city of Southaven, DeSoto County and Sen. Kevin Blackwell,which, along with MDA, was instrumental in bringing 450 new careers to thepeople of North Mississippi.”
Medline plans tobegin operations in Southaven in early 2021.