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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, Hall & Oates merchandise
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 distributes more than 35,000 products, including corrugated boxes, available in more than 1,000 sizes.[2][3] Uline ships their products from ten distribution centers across North America: 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]


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 2,500 people and had $1.5 billion in revenue in 2010[5].