Founded in 1966, Medline Industries is one of the largest, privately held manufacturers and distributors of health care supplies in North America. The company distributes more than 100,000 clinical products and medical and surgical items. It has operations in over 20 countries. Medline Industries serves hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, commercial laundries, home care agencies and physicians offices. The company s durable medical equipment division offers a selection of walkers, rollators canes, crutches, wheelchairs, home care beds and patient lifts under the trade names of Serenity and Excel. It has achieved ISO 9000 certification and offers supply chain, logistics and cost management services. Medline Industries also provides surgical gloves, isolation gowns, face masks, and wound and skin care products.