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Ames Walker pivots manufacturing to masks

April 29, 2020HME News Staff

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Ames Walker has pivoted some knitting machines from making socks to making masks. The company says it has the capability to produce more than 1 million masks per week. “While we remain committed to our customer's compression stocking needs, we felt it was our duty to further protect our customers because they look to us as a trusted source for products,” said Ryan Zell, co-owner and president. “Our customers' health and satisfaction is our No. 1 priority,...

Compression Hosiery, Masks

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Business Development

Invest in credentials, retail for O&P success

October 28, 2019John Andrews

Effectively serving the orthotics and prosthetics market requires more than just casual attention to the product and service lines of the category. For O&P to be a successful business venture for HME providers, it takes a commitment to learning the products and the patients who need them, specialists working in the field say. It starts with seeking and securing the appropriate O&P certification credentials, as well as learning about the retail environment associated with the people who use these...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Compression Hosiery, Knit-Rite, Orthotics

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SCA to buy BSN for 2.74 billion euros

December 20, 2016HME News Staff

STOCKHOLM - SCA has entered into an agreement to acquire BSN Medical from the private equity group EQT Partners AB for 2.74 billion euros ($2.9 billion), it announced Dec. 19. The deal with BSN, a maker of wound care and compression therapy products and orthopedics, allows SCA to bulk up its hygiene business as part of a planned separation from its forest products business. “The BSN acquisition is an excellent strategic fit for SCA supporting our vision to improve well-being through leading...

BSN Medical, Compression Hosiery, Incontinence Supplies, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), sca

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Sigvaris marks start of expansion

November 3, 2015HME News Staff

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Sigvaris held a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 2, kicking off its plans to build a 40,000-square-foot facility with office, manufacturing and warehouse space. The new North American headquarters will allow Sigvaris to move manufacturing, warehouse and customer care all under one roof. Currently, the company occupies two locations. Sigvaris expects the expansion to provide growth opportunities for 10 years and create more than 70 new jobs.

Compression Hosiery, Expansion, Sigvaris

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Science Channel features Sigvaris compression products

December 17, 2013HME News Staff

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Tune into the Science Channel later this month to learn how Sigvaris compression socks and hosiery are made. The show “How It's Made” visited the company's Peachtree City manufacturing facility, getting a behind-the-scenes tour that will air Dec. 19, Dec. 20, Dec. 21 and Dec. 26. “We are excited to show America the steps taken to create our products, which not only look fashionable but also offer health benefits,” said Michael Leonard, North America product...

Compression Hosiery, Science Channel, Sigvaris

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Therafirm expands capacity with new facility

July 16, 2013HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Therafirm, a Knit-Rite company, has moved its North Carolina operations from Ellerbe to Hamlet. More than 250 people attended a grand opening ceremony recently to take tours of the newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility. Therafirm, which Knit-Rite acquired in 2000, designs, markets and manufactures compression hosiery and other textiles for the medical and consumer markets. The facility allows the company to expand capabilities and capacity, according to a press release.“We...

Compression Hosiery, Expansion, Knit-Rite, Therafirm

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Specialty Providers

Be an athletic supporter

March 3, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Compression hosiery is traditionally linked with seniors suffering from circulation problems, but there's a new game in town--athletes, says Clay Walker, national key account manager for Sigvaris. "The typical buyers are the 40-plus folks that have swelling of the lower legs or varicose veins," said Walker in an HME News TV interview that aired in February. "But the same applications (that treat typical lower leg problems) can now be used in the athletic market for recovery andperformance." Compression...

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