Founded: 1939

Owner: Irving Place Capital Merchant Manager III

Headquarters: Edina

CEO: Gary Blackford

Employees: 1,400 (130 in Minnesota corporate office)

2008 sales: $289.1 million

2008 operating profit: $104 million

Business: UHS rents and leases medical equipment such as beds, wheelchairs, and infusion pumps to hospitals across the country. The company also helps hospitals to store, manage and use their equipment more efficiently.