MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medline Industries, Inc. announced today that it has been named one of "Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™" based on the company's "exceptional human resources practices and impressive commitment to its employees."

The company's free, on-site fitness center; fast-paced entrepreneurial culture; and commitment to the community were among the many reasons Medline was selected out of hundreds of Chicago-area companies to receive this prestigious award.

An independent research firm evaluated the company on a number of key measures, including compensation and benefits; employee engagement initiatives; training and development; recognition efforts; diversity; work-life balance and community initiatives.

"Medline is proud to be recognized as a great place to work, especially since this award is based largely on feedback from our employees," said Andy Mills, president of Medline. "We work hard to offer great benefits and an open and honest work environment, but it is the dedication and spirit of our employees that truly sets Medline apart."

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForTM is a program of the National Association for Business Resources and is presented annually on a national level and in several regional markets, including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and Grand Rapids. More information, and the list of winning companies, can be found at http://www.101bestandbrightest.com/winners.

Medline Widely Recognized as a Great Place to Work

In addition to this recent recognition, Medline has been recognized by the Chicago Tribune as a "Top Workplace" and was honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review.

About Medline

Started in Chicagomore than 100 years ago by a seamstress sewing surgeon's gowns for local hospitals, today, Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products in the United States. The company manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices and home care dealers. With its global headquarters in Mundelein, Ill., Medline employs more than 2,400 employees in the Chicagoarea, and more than 8,900 employees around the globe. For more information about Medline, visit www.medline.com.

About the NABR

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout theUnited States. NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, services, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible. Best practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, compliance, marketing, and office services. For more information about NABR and its offerings, visit www.nationalbiz.org or call 1-866-321-1822.

John Marks (847) 643-3309                        Ann Fahey-Widman, (847) 643-3011

jmarks@medline.com                                  afahey@medline.com


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