Uline

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Uline
Type Private - Family Owned
Industry Industrial Supplies Wholesalers
Founded 1980
Headquarters Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
Products Shipping Boxes, Plastic Bags, Packing Materials, Warehouse Equipment, Janitorial Supplies
Employees 4,200
Website www.uline.com www.uline.com.mx www.uline.ca

Uline is a distributor of shipping, industrial, and packing materials to businesses throughout North America.[1] Uline offers over 29,000 products in stock, including corrugated boxes, available in more than 1,000 sizes. Orders placed by 6 PM ship the same day. [2][3] Uline ships their products from ten distribution centers across North America to ensure fast delivery and low freight costs: Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Breinigsville, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; Toronto, ON, Canada; Tijuana, Mexico and Monterrey, Mexico. In 2010, Uline opened their Pleasant Prairie, WI corporate headquarters featuring a one million square foot distribution center.[4]

History[edit]

Uline was founded in 1980 by Dick and Liz Uihlein and originally distributed a single item, a carton sizer. Dick and Liz Uihlein started their business in their basement, although the company has grown to now employ more than 4,500 people and had $3.3 billion in revenue in 2014.[5]

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