Medical supplies distributor to bring new center, jobs to Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A medical supplies and clinical solutions manufacturer and distributor Medline purchased 51 acres of land in Auburndale for a new distribution center.

The company announced the purchase Monday. According to the Medline’s press release, the new center will bring 100 new jobs to the city.

Medline plans to begin construction this fall. The new 830,000 square foot facility will be located at the Southern end of the Polk Commerce Center, right off of the Polk Parkway, near Interstate 4, and 45 minutes from Tampa and Orlando. According to Medline, the company chose this location because of its easy accessibility to its area customers.

The state-of-the-art warehouse will be designed to qualify for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED certification.

“The name Medline is a big benefit, it joins the numerous businesses that we have here in Auburndale and Polk County,” says Auburndale Community Development Director, Amy Palmer.

Headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois, Medline offers more than 350,000 medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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