Medical Action Industries develops, manufactures and distributes a variety of disposable surgical products. In addition to being the leading manufacturer and distributor of sterile laparotomy sponges and sterile operating room towels in the United States, the company also deals in burn dressings, surgical kits, infectious waste bags, autoclave bags and sterile instruments. Its products are marketed through its network of independent distributors, direct-sales personnel and manufacturers' representatives to acute care facilities throughout the United States and certain international markets. The company is also expanding its end-user base to include physician, dental and veterinary offices. With its corporate offices in Hauppauge, N.Y., Medical Action Industries manufacturing, packaging and warehousing activities are conducted in Arden, N.C., and Clarksburg, W.Va.