Medline Industries will lay off about 180 employees at its Mundelein, Sick., facility by the top of November as a result of falling demand for hospital kits, in response to an emailed assertion from Blair Klein, Medline’s vice chairman of company communications.
The affect of COVID-19 in driving down hospital volumes has pushed the Northfield-based medical provides producer to close down equipment manufacturing in Mundelein, the corporate stated. Hospitals usually use admission kits or different forms of kits to accommodate sufferers’ wants for in a single day or post-surgical stays.
“This choice was not a straightforward one, and we are going to do the whole lot we will to assist place our staff members in new roles,” Klein stated within the assertion. “We’re encouraging all staff to use for different open positions within the firm.”
Plastics manufacturing, analysis and improvement labs and a transship warehouse on the facility will broaden with the closure, the assertion stated. The corporate has expanded its private protecting gear manufacturing capabilities, amongst different issues, for the reason that pandemic started.
Medline at present has about 275 openings in different medical provides operations in Lake and Prepare dinner counties, in response to an organization spokesperson.
Laid off staff who don’t transfer into different Medline jobs will obtain each a severance package deal and job placement companies, the assertion stated.