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Invacare sets plan for growth

September 29, 2020HME News Staff

CLEVELAND - Invacare expects to add 45 new positions at its manufacturing site in Elyria as part of its launch of a new oxygen concentrator. The company plans to build a 10,000-square-foot clean room within its Taylor Street facility to enhance its manufacturing capabilities to produce its new Platinum NXG stationary oxygen concentrator to meet the rising demand for respiratory equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, Invacare has had a long and successful...

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F&P plans for 3rd manufacturing facility in Mexico

August 21, 2020HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has started planning for its third manufacturing facility in Mexico. “We are continuing to grow our manufacturing capacity to ensure a further increase in supply of our respiratory products is available if required,” said Lewis Gradon, director and CEO. “To expedite availability, the company is utilizing its existing infrastructure and property in Tijuana, Mexico.” The company says the facility will be commissioned within the next...

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F&P ramps up manufacturing staff amid pandemic

July 22, 2020HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has hired about 600 additional manufacturing staff in New Zealand and more than 500 in Mexico, according to the New Zealand Herald. Lewis Gradon, managing director and CEO, told the newspaper the company first started ramping up hiring in February and plans to continue to add staff through the end of the year in both New Zealand and Mexico. “We do constantly grow, just not at that kind of rate in manufacturing,” he told the newspaper. “(Without...

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RRI relocates facility

June 9, 2020HME News Staff

ST. LOUIS - Responsive Respiratory has relocated to a 38,000-square-foot facility that combines office, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution space. “Our recent relocation and expansion enables RRI to stock more finished goods, increase the manufacture of custom items and continue to ship same-day,” said Thomas Bannon, president. In addition to increased manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities, the facility will also accommodate increased office capacity. The move comes on the...

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Inogen cites soft demand, manufacturing challenges in preliminary financial results

January 14, 2020HME News Staff

GOLETA, Calif. - Inogen expects full-year revenue of $361.4 million to $362.4 million, up 0.9% to 1.2% compared to 2018, based on preliminary, unaudited financial data.The company expects fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $78.4 million to $79.4 million, down 8.2% to 9.4% compared to the same period in 2018.“We had softer than expected demand, primarily in our direct-to-consumer and international channels, in the fourth quarter of 2019, and we also had some manufacturing challenges that contributed...

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Invacare to close facility in Germany

December 3, 2019HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare will close its production and distribution facility in Porta Westfalica, Germany, at the end of 2020, a move that will affect about 240 associates, according to a Form 8-K that the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 25.The work done there will be done at other Invacare facilities or by third parties.As a result of the move, Invacare expects to incur pre-tax cash restructuring charges in its Europe segment, primarily related to severance and transition...

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Complete Access expands on East Coast

November 25, 2019HME News Staff

BUCKLEY, Wash. - Complete Access Co. has added 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Ohio to better serve the Eastern seaboard, the Great Lakes region and Canada. The company also has manufacturing plants strategically located in the Northwest, where it is based, and the Southeastern U.S. Its products include ADA stairs and decking, ADA ramps and easy kits, and residential ramps. They also include OSHA stairs and decking. Complete Access Co. is a division of Integrated Stair Systems.

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Golden Technologies reduces lead times

November 13, 2018HME News Staff

OLD FORGE, Pa. - Golden Technologies has dropped lead times on builder or special order lift chairs to 15 business days. “As part of our continued operational improvement process, we are building more chairs than ever and getting them out faster,” said Rich Golden, CEO. “We're increasing our finished goods inventory. (This is) all in an effort to provide our retailers with the quality products they need to increase their revenue during the holiday selling season.” Products...

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Philips consolidates manufacturing

November 13, 2018HME News Staff

KENNESAW, Ga. - Philips is taking steps to consolidate and transfer manufacturing, R&D operations and related business functions from its facility in Kennesaw, Ga.The process will continue through the end of 2019, the company says.“During this period, manufacturing operations in Kennesaw, which includes home oxygen and a limited number of other products, will be transitioned to a third-party manufacturer and existing Philips facilities in western Pennsylvania,” the company stated.The...

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Trump tariffs: Several DME product categories dropped

June 21, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Efforts by AAHomecare and its manufacturer members to exempt several product categories from a 25% tariff on imported materials and products from China have partially paid off.AAHomecare announced this week that 10 of the 48 product categories that they had targeted for exemption have been removed from an original list of 1,333.“I've never seen AAHomecare leadership act so quickly and effectively under such difficult circumstances and time constraints,” said Mitchell Yoel,...

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