MORTON, MN – EasyStand has updated and redesigned the Bantam extra small and small pediatric standing frames. The Bantam extra small and small combines the best of the Bantam medium and Zing product lines to create the most advanced pediatric sit-to-stand standing frame on the market today. The new supine positioning controller effortlessly shifts between sit to stand and supine modes and the innovative “Neutral” setting allows infinite positioning between seated and supine. New sizes and options for trays, foot and knee supports, backs, and lateral supports have also been introduced with this release. Additional changes include a new stroller handle, calf pad, and a new form to fit headrest. The Bantam extra small and small are now offered in four colors: green, purple, white, and orange and hygienic covers are available in six fun patterns kids are sure to love. The Bantam extra small fits individuals up to 50lbs and has an approximate height range of 28-40”, while the small size has a weight limit of 100lbs and an approximate height range of 36-54”. Visit EasyStand to see all the changes and to learn more about the new EasyStand Bantam extra small and small and to see our full line of standing devices.
MORTON, MN – Altimate Medical has named Dave Nesje Customer Service Manager. Nesje is a veteran of the customer service team and has been with the company for over 15 years. After starting his career at AMI in production he quickly transitioned into a customer service role. Nesje is taking over the department as long-time Customer Service Manager, Jenny Kodet, transitions into a new role within the company. Altimate Medical has been manufacturing EasyStand® standing devices that improve the quality of life for kids and adults who use wheelchairs worldwide. For more information on EasyStand® standing frames, please contact Altimate Medical at 800-342-8968 or connect with EasyStand® via, Facebook, and Twitter.
MORTON, MN – The Altimate Medical, Inc. management team is happy to announce the purchase of Altimate Medical from Invacare Corporation. Management led the buyout with two equity partners, Rockwood Equity Partners and Granite Equity Partners. General Manager, Todd Tholkes, has been named President and CEO and all other Altimate executives will remain in place as owners and executives in their current roles. Tholkes says, “We at Altimate Medical remain committed to working with our independent representatives and distributors and are excited about the prospects for the future.” Founded in 1987 and based in Morton, MN, Altimate Medical is a global leader in design and manufacture of standing technology for individuals with disabilities. Its EasyStand brand of standing devices is comprised of models, features and capabilities found in no other standing devices. Altimate holds a market leading position in the adult standing market and a growing presence in the pediatric market. In the next phase of the company’s development and growth, Rockwood will place veteran executive Vince Nardy as the board Chair along with Joe Merrill, the Rockwood partner leading the investment. Pat Edeburn, Partner with Granite Equity, will join the company’s board alongside Todd Tholkes, the President and CEO of Altimate. Rockwood Equity Partners and Granite Equity Partners have a long and successful history of investing together which extends back to their 2004 partnership in DeZURIK, Inc. Founded in 1999, Rockwood Equity Partners is a private investment firm with offices in Cleveland and New York City. Granite Equity Partners is a private investment firm based in St. Cloud, MN, that governs and grows companies in Greater Minnesota. No service delays should be expected as a result of the sale and Altimate’s customers, suppliers, and distributors should expect nothing less than outstanding customer service and a seamless transition of ownership. For more information visit www.easystand.com, www.rockwoodequity.com, www.graniteequity.com.
MORTON, MN – The new Bantam medium standing frame fills a gap in the marketplace for larger, more involved children. The medium is an addition to the current Bantam line; the only standers to feature the combination of sit to stand and supine. The Bantam medium fits individuals up to 200 pounds and has an approximate height range of 4’-5’6”. The Bantam medium allows transfers to a seated or supine position, or any position in between. The Bantam’s new positioning controller effortlessly shifts between sit to stand and supine modes and the innovative “Neutral” setting allows infinite positioning between seated and supine. A manual hydraulic actuator or optional electric lift brings the child to a standing position. No other stander offers so many positioning possibilities. Transferring larger children can be difficult and often requires two or more people. As a result, the child spends less time standing or the standing program is abandoned altogether. The option to transfer into a seated position or into supine with hip-knee flexion makes transfers safer and more manageable. The Bantam medium’s infinite positioning capabilities make long-term standing a reality for larger children. Visit easystand.com to learn more about the new EasyStand Bantam Medium, options and pricing, view product pictures and video, and to see our full line of standing devices.
MORTON, MN – Altimate Medical, Inc. recently promoted Kyle Smith to Marketing Manager. Smith’s previous position with AMI was Marketing Specialist. Kyle has long been recognized for his excellent leadership skills and innovative thinking. As part of his new position, he will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies with the intent of increasing customer base. In doing so, he will lead overall brand management including all communications, media production, and online content. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations and a Masters of Arts Degree in Administration and Management from Minnesota State University. Smith’s held a previous position in Corporate Communications for Taylor Corporation in North Mankato, Minnesota. He also volunteers with the Southern Minnesota Autism Coalition’s “Walk do” for Autism awareness. For over twenty years, Altimate Medical has been providing EasyStand® standing devices that improve the quality of life for kids and adults who use wheelchairs worldwide. For more information on EasyStand® standing frames, please contact Altimate Medical at 800-342-8968 or connect with EasyStand® via, Facebook, and Twitter.
Altimate Medical’s EasyStand Bantam pediatric standing frame’s self-propelled Mobile option is now available in two sizes: short and tall. The push rims on the Tall Mobile option measure thirty-five inches in height (from the floor) which is four inches taller than the short option. Making it an ideal choice for kids who are taller, have a longer upper torso or a shorter arm reach. With the push rims at a taller height, kids can easily propel the Bantam stander in a similar manner as their manual wheelchair. Using the Bantam Mobile option, kids with disabilities can independently explore their environment while their body benefits from being in the natural standing position. Now kids short and tall can reach toys on shelves in their room or get their own snack from the kitchen cupboard at home and participate in more functional activities in school while interacting at the same level as their peers. Research studies suggest enhanced benefits of standing when using a mobile/dynamic standing frame. For over twenty years, Altimate Medical has been providing EasyStand® standing technology that improves the quality of life for kids and adults who use wheelchairs worldwide. For more information on EasyStand standing frames, please contact Altimate Medical at 800-342-8968 or connect with EasyStand via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Tall Mobile Option: PT50177; 2011 Suggested Retail Price: $1,150 Contact: Bryanne Freitag Marketing Coordinator 800-342-8968 ext.29
For the fifth consecutive year, Altimate Medical Inc., makers of EasyStand standing frames, is making a donation to a disability related charity in lieu of mailing printed Christmas cards. This holiday season, Altimate Medical is supporting the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Between now and December 27th, 2010, for every new “Like” of the EasyStand Facebook page, we will donate $1, up to $3000, to the Reeve Foundation. Help us reach our goal of donating $3000, visit www.easystand.com/holiday and follow the links to “Like” EasyStand or to share this page with your friends and colleagues via email, Facebook, or Twitter. For over twenty years, Altimate Medical has been providing EasyStand® standing technology that improves the quality of life for kids and adults who use wheelchairs worldwide. To learn more about EasyStand products, call 800-342-8968 or connect with EasyStand via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr.
As the manufacturer of EasyStand standing frames for over twenty years, we at Altimate Medical Inc. are excited to become an exclusive vendor with VGM Group and US Rehab. These buying groups work together with their vendors to advocate for the industry and provide rehab technology suppliers with endless resources to remain successful. As the only standing frame manufacturer who is a preferred VGM and US Rehab member, Altimate Medical plans to increase vendor awareness of the EasyStand line of standing frames by providing sales tools, educational opportunities and more. Mark Schmitt, Sales and Marketing Director at Altimate Medical Inc. comments “We are excited about the potential growth we can create joining in partnership with VGM and US Rehab. We already work with over 60% of the US Rehab members and look forward expanding that number greatly.” For twenty years, Altimate Medical has been providing EasyStand® standing technology that improves the quality of life for kids and adults who use wheelchairs worldwide. Call 800-342-8968 for more information or connect with EasyStand via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr.