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The story of Cook Group Incorporated began in 1963 with the founding of its flagship company, Cook Incorporated. Using the spare bedroom of Bill and Gayle Cook's apartment in Bloomington, Indiana, as its first "factory" to build wire guides, needles and catheters, the business grew quickly.

Cook Incorporated soon expanded into other fields of medicine, its success fueled by its commitment to providing the highest quality products and the best possible working relations with the physicians using COOK products.

Cook Group evolved as the company developed new enterprises in medicine, overseas medical product manufacturing and distribution, real estate, retail management, and transportation and travel services. Often these new entities emerged because the company needed a product or service that wasn't available or knew it could provide goods and business functions faster or more efficiently than existing vendors.

Cook Group's philosophy of giving back to the communities supporting it also led to much of this growth, as COOK reinvested in Bloomington and Southern Indiana.

Though each company is independently responsible for its physical resources, personnel and financial performance, all members of the Cook Group benefit from shared technology and mutual product distribution channels.

Today, COOK is among the world's best-known and most respected names in medical devices and supplies. Closely allied with top medical research facilities, teaching hospitals and leading specialists around the world, the Cook Group continues to provide innovative, physician-conceived, custom-crafted medical devices to health care providers who will accept nothing but the best for their patients.


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