News Article | 1/18/2006


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Hillwood has contracted to build a 404,560 square-foot distribution center on 20 acres at its AllianceCalifornia development in San Bernardino for Medline Industries Inc., the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies.

Medline is the fourth company from either the Fortune 500 or the Forbes List of Top Private Firms to open a new facility at AllianceCalifornia since December 2000, when Dallas-based Hillwood was selected as the project’s master developer. Medline is 163rd on Forbes List of Top Private Companies. Kohl’s (184), Mattel (383) and Stater Bros. Grocers (493) are ranked among the Fortune 500. Pep Boys, the fifth company attracted to the development since December 2000, is listed just outside the Fortune 500 at 689.

“In the healthcare marketplace, being able to deliver medical supplies with same or next day service can be critical,” said Bill Abington, president, Medline Operations. “With 29 distribution and service centers, Medline offers next day service to more than 95% of the U.S. Population. We are privileged to be the supplier of choice to so many quality hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers and other healthcare facilities in Southern California and this new state-of-the-art distribution center will position us for even more growth and expanded service within this market.”

Construction already is underway on the building, which will be located at 1199 E. Mill Street in the Gateway section of AllianceCalifornia. The facility is scheduled to be completed in September 2006.

AllianceCalifornia features outstanding access to air, highway and rail; Foreign Trade Zone status; tax incentives; and is located in one of the top industrial markets in the nation. The project is close to Interstates 10, 210 and 215, is within two miles of a large intermodal rail facility and is anchored by San Bernardino International Airport. The development also is close to commercial passenger air service at Ontario International Airport, one of the country’s fastest-growing facilities.

Medline, headquartered in Mundelein, IL, manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets. Medline has more than 700 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

Hillwood, a Perot company, is ranked as one of the top commercial real estate developers in the country and the top residential developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company’s developments currently house facilities for 81 companies listed on either the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private firms. In addition to AllianceCalifornia, Hillwood is best known for its development of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development, located 15 miles northwest of DFW Airport and the $420-million American Airlines Center and Victory district near downtown Dallas.

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