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Medline Canada opens distribution hub in Guelph, ON

The new 600,000 sq ft. facility employs 140 people and has approximately 25,000 different medical products in inventory.

November 15, 2021  by CM Staff

From left to right: Cam Guthrie, Mayor of Guelph; Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph; Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario; Mike Schreiner, MPP for Guelph; Ernie Philip, President of Medline Canada Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener—Conestoga; and Kaveh Razzaghi, Chief Operating Officer of Medline Canada, mark the grand opening of Medline Canada’s new 600,000 sq ft distribution centre in Guelph, Ontario (CNW Group/Medline)

GUELPH — On Nov. 12, Medline Canada officially opened its new distribution centre in Guelph, Ontario, to serve the healthcare needs of Canadians with delivery of critical medical supplies and equipment.

“Medline’s investment in this new distribution centre is a testament to our commitment to efficiently meet Canada’s medical supply needs and help to improve the health and lives of Canadians,” said Ernie Philip, President, Medline Canada. “Our choice to locate our Canadian hub in Guelph gives us fast transport access to serve our Canadian customers. We are proud to contribute to Guelph’s dynamic business community, economic and job growth and support local environmental stewardship.”

The new 600,000 sq ft. facility employs 140 people and has approximately 25,000 different medical products in inventory. This includes not only products that people are familiar with – masks, gloves and gowns – but custom procedure packs, operating room instruments and continence care products.

“We are thrilled that Medline Canada has chosen Guelph as the location for this new state-of-the-art distribution centre. This investment furthers their presence here in Ontario and is a vital part of our mission to strengthen our provincial and national medical supply chain,” said Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario. “Medline’s commitment to Ontario is yet another demonstration that this is the best place in Canada to do business and we are so pleased to have them put down deeper roots in this community.”

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“I am honoured to welcome Medline and its employees to Guelph,” said Cam Guthrie, Mayor of Guelph. “This state-of-the-art facility, and the people who work in it, represent a major boost to Guelph’s local economy. Guelph is proud to be home to Medline, and we look forward to being part of its continued growth and success in the years to come.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the important role medical supplies have in keeping front-line workers and patients safe and healthy. The Medline Canada Guelph Distribution Centre is Health Canada certified and features logistics technology including a self-contained temperature-controlled environment for safe storage of medical supplies. As a partner in Canada’s medical supply distribution system, Medline continues to work in close collaboration with key provincial government institutions to meet their medical supply needs.