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Owens & Minor company is an American distributor of health care products. The company was founded in 1938 and has its headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia. Owens & Minor distributes medical equipment to hospitals, outpatient centers, surgery centers and other related institutions.
The Owens & Minor Health Solutions business unit's primary competitors are AmerisourceBergen Corporation and McKesson Corporation. These three companies account for the majority of sales made by pharmaceutical distributors to hospitals, doctors' offices and long-term care facilities.
The Owens & Minor Distribution subsidiary's main competitor is Medline Industries Inc., another distributor focused on disposable medical supplies. Other notable competitors for this division include Cardinal Health (which specializes in managing chronic care) as well as Patterson Medical (which specializes in dental and veterinary supplies).
Owens & Minor was founded in 1938 by Joe L. Owens and William G. Minor. The United States' entry into World War II helped the company grow quickly because it manufactured surgical dressings which were used on battle wounds.