The project will create up to 50 new jobs and will be "a vital part of the future growth of Medline," says Bill Abington, president of global operations for Medline.
"The Houston market is a nationally recognized and growing medical community, in addition to being the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the country," says Abington
"The Katy location, in addition to providing us with an outstanding business park and location, gives Medline
the best access to our Houston and southern Texas customer base so we can continue to efficiently provide our products, clinical programs and supply-chain services to health-care providers in the area."
found everything it was looking for in the Houston area.
"Having operated in Texas for decades, we find a very high-quality and excellent employment base to recruit from, and this fits our corporate culture very well," he
"We received a very warm welcome from all agencies and departments within the state.
This includes the State of Texas, the Greater Houston Partnership
, the City of Katy, and the Moody Family whose business park we are locating in."
adds that the new distribution center is "strategically located near major highways and roads to enable us to more efficiently service the medical community in the Greater Houston area and all of South Texas."