Cook Group

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 four main divisions: Cook Medical, Cook Services, Cook Properties, and Cook Brothers Insulation. All four divisions are made up of several subsidiary companies.[3]

Cook Group Incorporated
privately held company
Industrymedical device, Building Materials, Manufacturing,Plastic, Packaging & Containers.
Founded1963 (1963)[1]
FounderWilliam A. "Bill" Cook[1]
Area served
Key people
Gayle Cook (Co-Founder)
Carl Cook (CEO)
Pete Yonkman
RevenueOver $2 billion
Number of employees
Over 12,000
  • Cook Medical
  • Cook Properties
  • Cook Services
  • Cook Brothers Insulation

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 more than 16,000 products across 10 hospital service lines, and serves 135 countries.[5] Other companies include also the manufacturers K-Tube and Cook Polymer Technology. Cook owns CFC Properties, a property development company[3] that owns residential and commercial properties in Bloomington as well as Fountain Square Mall and Grant Street Inn.[6] Cook also restored and owns French Lick Resort, which includes the historic West Baden Springs Hotel and the French Lick Springs Hotel.


Subsidiary acquisition: Cook Pharmica LLCEdit

In September 2017, Catalent purchased Cook Pharmica for $950 million. [7]


  1. ^ a b c "History & Innovators". Bloomington, Indiana: Cook Group Incorporated. 2009-10-01. Archived from the original on 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  2. ^ "#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. Archived from the original on 2011-06-09. 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.
  7. ^ "Cook Pharmica Sold To Catalent For $950M, Cook Group Buys GE Plant". Indiana Public Media. Retrieved 31 July 2019.

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