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 Inc. recently added Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz to its marketing team as a Marketing Specialist. Brittany holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Cloud State University with emphasis in photography, graphic design, marketing, advertising, and management. Her previous positions have focused on print advertising, design, photography and SEO. Mathiowetz will be an integral part of the Marketing Department, concentrating on direct mail, website development, advertising, supplier relations and CRM management. “I’m excited to start my new role with such an amazing company. I hope to help others improve their quality of life by raising awareness on the importance of standing. And, of course, what makes EasyStand the best option for standing devices out there!” For over twenty years, EasyStand® standing devices have improved the quality of life for kids and adults who use wheelchairs worldwide. For more information about EasyStand or its products, please call (800) 342-8968 or connect with EasyStand at www.easystand.com, on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Contact: Kyle Smith Marketing Manager (800) 342-8968
Altimate Medical’s new Swing-Away Front for the EasyStand Bantam line of standing frames makes assisted transfers easier. Adding this option allows a caregiver to swing the knees and tray away, providing full access to the seat while transferring. The Swing-Away Front
option features a double slide tray adjustment that provides improved versatility when using the Bantam as a desk, positioning chair and stander. The H-Frame style Swing-Away Front is available with the Black Molded, Clear or Over-sized Clear Tray options. The EasyStand Bantam has support and positioning options to accommodate each user’s unique needs. 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.
Altimate Medical’s new Adjustable Sling Strap for the EasyStand StrapStand accommodates user’s unique needs and adjusts in length for a custom fit. The addition of this option allows clinicians, caregivers or end-users to choose between a solid or sling style strap. The style of lifting strap on the EasyStand StrapStand is important because it lifts the user directly from their wheelchair and fully supports them while standing. The new sling style strap has an open, webbed design that helps adjust the user’s seating position easily and holds the body securely in place. The EasyStand StrapStand accommodates users from 5’-6’5” tall and up to 350 lbs. 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.
Altimate Medical’s EasyStand Bantam pediatric stander is now available with an Elbow Pad for additional forearm and upper body support when using the tray. The Elbow Pads are available in two sizes, either a 9.25” or 11” cutout. The Elbow Pad extends 3.75″ posterior from the current tray edge to provide additional upper body support. The Elbow Pads are available on both the Black Molded and Clear Tray top. 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 the EasyStand Bantam, call 800-342-8968 or connect with EasyStand via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr. Elbow Pad 2011 Suggested Retail Price: $120