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VMI gets exclusive for Mobility Networks lifts

September 5, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Vantage Mobility International, a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, is now the sole provider of Mobility Networks' products sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. As part of the exclusive distributor agreement, VMI will offer Mobility Networks' products for installation on many of the most popular vehicles for both consumer and commercial applications, including the Dodge Promaster and Ford Transit full-sized vans. “Installing Mobility Networks' products...

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Pride exits lift, ramp biz

December 4, 2018HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Pride Mobility Products has sold its lifts and ramps division to Harmar Mobility.The move allows Pride to focus on its efforts developing consumer-driven mobility products for its scooter, power chair and lift chair product lines.“We are pleased that Harmar has acquired our lifts and ramps division,” said Scott Meuser, chairman and CEO. “Our business is about consumers, and this change allows us to give consumers more of what they desire in our mobility products. We...

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There's no place like home

July 3, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TARENTUM, Pa. - The home accessibility division of Blackburn's Medical recently received the “Heavy Hitter Award” from Harmar, another sign that business has been good for the company.In fact, sales for the division have grown 15% to 20% per year since its launch about 10 years ago, according to company officials.“Blackburn's is so diverse and we're a small part of the company, but we've grown steadily and we hope to continue to grow and be a viable part of the company,” said...

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Handicare buys Prism Medical

September 2, 2016HME News Staff

KISTA, Sweden - Handicare has acquired Prism Medical, a patient handling company located in Toronto and St. Louis. Prism, which employs 250, expects to have revenues of about $50 million in 2016. “The new combined product portfolio and sales network will put Handicare in a top tier position in North America,” the company stated in a press release. The combined product portfolio will be available to both Handicare and Prism customers later in 2016. Prism manufactures a broad range...

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Prism gets lift from Shoppers

March 16, 2016HME News Staff

TORONTO - Prism Medical has agreed to acquire certain assets of the lift and elevating business of Shoppers Home Health Care in the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Prism will pay about $2.1 million for inventory and equipment, with a deferred payment respecting good will, according to a press release. The two companies have also agreed to enter into a sales agreement whereby Shoppers will be a non-exclusive sales agent for Prism of specified lift and elevating products and services...

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Legislation increases access to in-home lifts in Michigan

May 14, 2015HME News Staff

LANSING, Mich. - The state's Senate Committee on Regulatory Reform on May 6 approved legislation that would allow certified manufacturers to install residential stair lifts. Currently, lifts are regulated in the same manner as commercial elevators and can be installed only by a licensed elevator contractor. “As accessibility/HME providers, our professional mantra is to provide caring solutions for consumers to manage their health and daily lifestyles,” said Jerry Keiderling, president...

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AmeriGlide hits the streets

November 26, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

RALEIGH, N.C. - AmeriGlide's online sales are going just fine, thank you, but there are only so many people who will buy lifts via the Internet, says Tim Ziehwein.Ziehwein is a vice president at AmeriGlide, a company that manufactures lifts and, until one year ago, sold them exclusively online. Now AmeriGlide offers a distributor program (similar to a franchise program without the fees) that gives the company a physical presence and allows HME providers to tap into a $300 million home accessibility...

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Butler Mobility lifts new townhouses

July 15, 2013HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - Butler Mobility has teamed up with Total Access and the Philadelphia Housing Authority to add an inclined platform wheelchair lift to seven new, handicapped-accessible townhouses in the city. Butler Mobility designed the lifts to fit the stairs in each of the townhouses, and Total Access installed them. Lewisberry, Pa.-based Butler Mobility builds its products in the United States, meeting a funding requirement for the townhouses. “By meeting the project deadlines and delivering...

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Cortec Group corners ramp, lift market

May 24, 2013HME News Staff

NEW YORK - Cortec Group, a New York-based private equity firm, now has a stake in both a manufacturer and a provider of ramps, lifts and other mobility equipment.Cortec, which already owns Harmar Mobility, has formed an equity partnership with Wilmington, N.C.-based 101 Mobility. The provider operates 30 locations, primarily through a franchise program.“After launching our franchise program in 2010, we have experienced a rapid rate of growth,” stated CEO Dave Pazgan, who, along with founders...

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