Friday, January 31, 2003

Bowman relocatesto larger location

SAN CARLOS, Calif. - Bowman Medical has relocated to a 4,500-square-foot location here from a 2,000-square-foot location in Hayward, Calif. The new location will give the company much needed “breathing room,” said owner Daryl Bowman. Now it can showcase more products, especially lift chairs and wound care products, he said. The company, which specializes in bread-and-butter HME like low-air-loss mattresses and hospital beds, can also look into adding other product lines now, Bowman said.
Fire engulfs Apria site; 700-plus tanks explode

SIDNEY, Neb. - More than 700 oxygen tanks exploded in a fire at an Apria location in November, shattering storefront windows and blasting debris for several blocks, according to The Associated Press. The fire apparently spread from a wood-engraving shop to the nearby Apria location. Apria and the engraving shop were leveled and some of the tanks were hurtled through nearby windows and doors. The booming explosions spread debris for 20 blocks. One volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries, but no one was seriously hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Lincare has moved one of the three regional billing offices it operates in Spokane, Wash., to the Rock Pointe Corporate Center, just north of downtown. In need of more space, Lincare has leased about 14,600 square feet of office space…A Michigan train wreck that killed two men last year was caused by the fatigue of two crew members who were suffering from severe sleep apnea, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a November report.