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F&P plans for 3rd manufacturing facility in Mexico


IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has started planning for its third manufacturing facility in Mexico.

F&P ramps up manufacturing staff amid pandemic


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.

RRI relocates facility


ST. LOUIS – Responsive Respiratory has relocated to a 38,000-square-foot facility that combines office, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution space.

Inogen cites soft demand, manufacturing challenges in preliminary financial results


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.

Invacare to close facility in Germany


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.

Complete Access expands on East Coast


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.

Golden Technologies reduces lead times


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.

Philips consolidates manufacturing


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.

Trump tariffs: Several DME product categories dropped


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.

Invacare confirms move to France


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will transfer production of Küschall manual wheelchairs from its facility in Witterswil, Switzerland, to its facility in Fondettes, France, by the end of the third quarter of this year.