BeoCare Finalizes Integration of Shelby Elastics

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Hudson, NC – February 6, 2017. BeoCare Group Inc., the leading domestic manufacturer of knitted medical textiles used in compression, support & fixation, announces that the integration of Shelby Elastics LLC has been completed and that going forward both companies will operate as one company under the BeoCare brand name, from our newly expanded manufacturing site in Hudson, NC.

BeoCare Group Inc. acquired all the assets of Shelby Elastics in November 2014. Initially both companies continued to operate as standalone entities, operating from their respective manufacturing plants in Hudson, NC and Shelby, NC. Last year it was decided to move the Shelby plant to Hudson in order to optimize efficiencies and offer clients a seamless one-stop, ISO 13485-certified contract manufacturing solution for medical elastics.

“Dismantling and moving the entire Shelby knitting mill and moving it to Hudson, was an immense challenge and we could not have done it without all the hard work from both the Hudson staff and the Shelby staff”, says Peter Vanderbruggen, CEO of BeoCare Group Inc. The employees of the Shelby Elastics plant in Shelby were offered financial incentives to move to nearby Hudson while at the same time experienced knitters in Hudson were retrained to master both the circular knitting for which BeoCare is famed and the flatbed elastic knitting which has been Shelby Elastics’ specialty for over 35 years. “I am extremely proud of our skilled workforce”, says JR McCormick who was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer. “We are one of the only remaining US-based knitting mills which have all different knitting technologies under one roof”.

“The move of the Shelby manufacturing plant to Hudson was a tremendous undertaking and I want to thank all our employees for their hard work as well all our loyal clients for their patience. I am very well aware that there have been some supply disruptions while we completed the move”, admits Vanderbruggen. To make matters worse BeoCare’s knitting room suffered an electric fire and power disruption just before the Holidays last year, resulting in more delayed shipments. “We learned a lot about business continuity”, continues Vanderbruggen, “however I can now say with complete confidence that with the new measures we’ve put in place and with the expansion of our knitting capacity, we are in great shape to continue growing our business in 2017”.

“Our clients are our most important asset ”, says Patsy Smith, VP of Customer Care, who with her team of associates has been at the forefront of explaining the integration of both companies to BeoCare’s and Shelby Elastics’ customer base. “We are fully committed to serving Shelby’s client base and offering them the service levels they’ve come to expect from us. Amy, Shasta and I are available every business day from 8AM to 5PM to answer any questions clients may have”.

To contact BeoCare customer care call Patsy Smith at (828)-728-7300 extension 230.

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BeoCare Group Acquires Shelby Elastics

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Two North Carolina based manufacturers of medical textiles combine to form domestic one stop shop for OEM medical knitted textiles.

Hudson, NC – November 4, 2014 – BeoCare Group Inc., one of the leading North-American manufacturers of knitted medical textiles, has acquired all the assets of Shelby Elastics of North Carolina LLC. Both North Carolina-based companies manufacture specialty medical textiles used in a wide range of applications in hospitals and long term care facilities. Shelby Elastics will continue to operate as an independent division of BeoCare from its current location in Shelby, NC where it employs 51 people.

Shelby Elastics was founded over 35 years ago in Shelby NC as a specialist knitter of elastic products. Over the years the company has become one of the leading ISO 9001 certified manufacturers of specialty elastic products for the medical industry. “Many leading medical device companies look to Shelby Elastics for technical and innovative support in developing new products”, says Craig Wood, who has been the President of Shelby since 1999. “Our ventilated and stretch loop products are examples of innovations that are widely used in medical products”. Mr. Wood will stay with Shelby and will take on the wider responsibility as VP of Sales & Marketing for the entire BeoCare group of companies.

BeoCare, which employs 103 people in Hudson, NC, is the leading domestic OEM contract manufacturer of knitted textile products for use in maternity care and incontinence care. BeoCare is certified ISO 9001 & ISO 13485 and counts some of the largest medical distributors in the US amongst its clients. “Through our extensive and continuing investment in research and development, we have developed a range of innovative new products with applications in fast growing therapeutical areas such as orthopedic care, surgical care and wound care”, says Peter Vanderbruggen, CEO of BeoCare Group Inc. “We are firm believers in US manufacturing and with the acquisition of Shelby we are now adding the extensive capabilities of the Shelby Elastics team in crochet knitting to our own capabilities in seamless knitting. The result is a unique domestic one stop shop for OEM medical knitted textiles”.

“Craig will help us strengthen our long term OEM relationships with leading healthcare brands”, continues Mr. Vanderbruggen. “With the acquisition of Shelby Elastics we are step closer to realizing our vision to become the preferred OEM partner of choice for leading healthcare companies worldwide and to work together with them in developing innovative medical textiles that improve the quality of life for patients throughout the world”.

For more information contact Craig Wood (craig@shelbyelastics.com) or Peter Vanderbruggen (p.vanderbruggen@beocare.net).

BeoCare Group to exhibit at MEDICA 2014

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Hudson, NC (August 21, 2014) – BeoCare Group Inc, the leading US based manufacturer of knitted medical textiles used in continence care, maternity care, surgical care and orthopedic care will be exhibiting at the MEDICA trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany in November 2014. BeoCare will have a booth in the US pavilion, where it will be featured alongside other leading US medical device companies. We will be focusing on our fixation pant programme and on private label and OEM solutions for distributors in the fields of surgical care and maternity care.

MEDICA is at the center of attraction for all those involved in the health care industry worldwide. Over 130,000 visitors from 120+ countries are expected to again obtain information on all the current and future trends in in-patient and out-patient care at this annual event. MEDICA regularly features around 4,600 exhibitors from around the world displaying their OEM products and services over an exhibit area consisting of 19 halls and spanning nearly 1.3 million net square feet of exhibit space. MEDICA 2014 takes place in the Dusseldorf Messe from November 12 to November 15, 2014.

Our booth space is Hall 16, Booth 16/E40-5

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our sales managers while you are in Dusseldorf, contact Patsy Smith (p.smith@beocare.net).

BeoCare Expanding Manufacturing Operations

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Hudson, NC (August 18, 2014) – BeoCare Group Inc, a leading US manufacturer of medical textiles and consumables used in long term care facilities and hospitals, just closed on the acquisition of a new 42,375 Sq.Ft. warehouse in Hudson, North Carolina. The new facility at 1904 International Boulevard is across the street from the current 82,000 Sq.Ft. manufacturing plant. The new facility will be used for warehousing raw materials and finished product as BeoCare grows its product offering.

BeoCare Expanding Manufacturing Operations

According to Peter Vanderbruggen, CEO of BeoCare, the acquisition of the new building will allow BeoCare to expand its manufacturing operations at the current location at 1905 International Boulevard, as the company moves into new product lines.

For more information contact Peter Vanderbruggen, CEO at p.vanderbruggen@beocare.net or Jim Verberg, General Manager, at j.verberg@beocare.net