Medical supply manufacturer Medline Industries expects to create as many as 400 jobs at a proposed facility in North Carolina.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the suburban Chicago company initially plans to employ 100 full-time workers at the distribution facility on the city’s outskirts. The company hopes to reach full capacity at the 660,000-square-foot complex in seven to 10 years.
Dmitry Dukhan, Medline’s vice president of real estate, told the paper that the building would be “essentially a health care supply chain center.”
Local planning officials approved rezoning the nearly 93-acre site for industrial use last month; county commissions are expected to consider the matter in late January.
Construction on the projected $40 million project is slated to begin in the second half of 2019, and the building would open in 2021. The development is also expected to require the construction of a new public road in order to provide access to the warehouse.
Medline has not sought incentives from the county, the paper reported, but could do so in the future.
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