Cook Group

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Cook Group Incorporated
privately held company
Industry medical devices
Founded 1963 (1963)[1]
Founder William A. "Bill" Cook[1]
Headquarters Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Area served
Key people
Gayle Cook (Co-Founder)
Carl Cook (CEO)
David Breedlove (CFO)[2]
Revenue SteadyUS$1.5 billion (2008)[2]
Number of employees
Divisions Medical Manufacturing
Allied Manufacturing
Cook Group Affiliates

Cook Group Incorporated is an American privately held company based in Bloomington, Indiana, and primarily involved in manufacturing of medical devices. It was ranked #324 in Forbes' 2008 America's Largest Private Companies.[2] It has three main divisions: Cook Medical, Allied Manufacturing, and Affiliates. All three divisions are made up of several subsidiary companies.[3]

The flagship company, Cook Incorporated, part of the Medical division, was founded in 1963 in a spare bedroom in Bloomington.[1] The first products of Cook Incorporated included catheters, needles, and wire guides.[4] Today, the company manufactures over 16,000 products across 13 hospital service lines, and serves 135 countries.[5] Other companies include also the manufacturers K-Tube and Cook Polymer Technology. Cook also owns CFC, Inc., a property development company[3] that owns residential and commercial properties in Bloomington as well as Fountain Square Mall and Grant Street Inn.[6]



  1. ^ a b c "History & Innovators". Bloomington, Indiana: Cook Group Incorporated. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "#324 Cook Group". America's Largest Private Companies. New York City: LLC. 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Corporate Profile". Bloomington, Indiana: Cook Group Incorporated. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ "1960s: How Cook Medical Got Its Start". Cook Medical. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Clinical Divisions at a Glance". Cook Medical. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "About CFC, Inc.". Bloomington, Indiana: CFC, Inc. 2009-10-19. 

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