American-made products for HME companies
by HomeCare editors

What does “Made in the U.S.” mean to you? Does it mean “quality” or “pride” or stability for a community? We polled just a few of the HME companies manufacturing their products in the United States—from start to finish—to ask them what it means to be “Made in the U.S.” From small startups such as URise Products and Motivo (both innovative rollator-walkers) to established industry giants, such as Golden Technologies and Prairie View Industries, companies all across the nation are keeping production at home. Their answers below showcase pride in their work, their employees and their country.

AlumiRamp

ARMADA RAMP

Jenifer Burke, President
AlumiRamp
alumiramp.com

“All of our products are made in our factory here in the United States, in the same location founded in 1986. As a small business located in Michigan, once a hub of global manufacturing we have always prioritized keeping both our production and supply chain in the U.S., as a means of supporting our local community and heritage.”

American Access

MODULAR WHEELCHAIR RAMP

Dave Clark, Vice President
American Access
www.aaramps.com

“As a family-owned company, we are very proud that we’re able to manufacture all our ramps in America. Manufacturing our ramps in the U.S. gives us the opportunity to contribute to the economy by providing quality jobs for our local communities.”

Applied Companies

OXYGO FIT

David Marquad II, Owner and CEO
Applied Companies, LLC
www.applied-inc.com

“The Applied Companies, LLC, find it important to market and manufacture in the U.S. to offer POCs and oxygen products that meet or exceed the world’s highest health and safety standards, provide the best customer service, stay highly competitive by owning lowest distribution costs, make more profit, and support American job creation and the American economy.”

Brownmed

SEAL-TIGHT SPORT

Matt Garver, VP, Marketing
Brownmed
www.brownmed.com

“For more than half a century, Brownmed has manufactured quality, innovative orthopedic products. Many of our products are made right here in the United States, at our 81,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Spirit Lake, Iowa. The result is a higher quality product, improved patient compliance and increased overall product efficacy.”

 

EZ-ACCESS

SUITCASE SINGLEFOLD AS RAMP

Dale Nash, Product Development Manager
EZ-ACCESS
www.ezaccess.com

“Not only do we take pride in keeping jobs in the U.S., but quality control is of upmost importance, and U.S. production allows it to stay in our local plants, controlled by our associates. It would be difficult to support our customers if we had to deal with issues such as shipping lead times, customs delays and production mistakes.”

Gordon Brush Manufacturing

FOOTMATE SYSTEM

Alan Schechter, VP, Marketing
Gordon Brush Manufacturing
www.footmate.com

“Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. has been steadfast in its philosophy and commitment to manufacturing in the United States, dating back to 1897. Gordon Brush chooses to compete with value-adds, offering premier products with superior customer service.”

GF Health Products

PATRIOT LX SEMI-ELECTRIC HOMECARE BED

Kenneth Spett, President and CEO
GF Health Products
www.graham-field.com

“GF Health Products, Inc. (Graham-Field) maintains three U.S. manufacturing facilities and has led the way in efficiently moving manufacturing from Asia to our American factories. We take advantage of our in-house engineering teams and create jobs within our enterprising U.S. workforce, to manufacture superior products.”

Golden Technologies

PATRIOT SCOOTER

Charles J. Copely, Executive VP Sales and Marketing
Golden Technologies
www.goldentech.com

“Golden proudly employs more than 400 American workers, and we strongly believe in “building it right the first time” at our manufacturing facilities located in Old Forge and Kingston, Pennsylvania.”

It’s You Babe

PF PRESS

Christine Sheering, Manager
It’s You Babe, LLC
www.itsyoubabe.com

“We all want a strong economy. The strength of any dollar directly correlates to upturns in a nation’s GNP. To strive for it, we manufacture in the U.S., provide jobs in our local area, source raw materials at home and sell our goods both locally and abroad. By keeping manufacturing in the U.S., we feel we are doing our part to strengthen the economy.”

Knit-Rite/Therafirm

CORE-SPUN GRADIENT COMPRESSION SOCKS

Chris Vering, President
Knit-Rite/Therafirm
www.therafirm.com

“Our products are manufactured in Hamlet, North Carolina, and Kansas City, Kansas. We are proud of our 90 years in the medical textile business and our continued commitment to producing American-made textiles. We are grateful for the opportunities to contribute to innovative solutions for our customers and good jobs for our people and the U.S. economy.”

Limbkeepers

LIMBKEEPERS

Deborah Vezan, Owner and President
Limbkeepers
www.limbkeepers.com

“Limbkeepers is committed to manufacturing our protective knit sleeves and gloves in the United States. We take great pride in contributing to the American workforce, ensuring a quality product with outstanding service
to our customers.”

Motivo

TOUR

Jeremy Knopow, Co-Founder
Motivo
www.motivolife.com

“Keeping manufacturing in the U.S. has always been a priority for Motivo. With the Tour’s innovative and progressive manufacturing methods, manufacturing in our home state of Wisconsin not only allows us to be involved every step of the way, but it has also given us the high quality and durability our customers demand. We are proud to be one of the few walkers made in the U.S.”

PediFix

PLANTAR FASCIITIS RELIEF SLEEVE

Christopher Case, Product Developer and Marketing
PediFix
www.pedifix.com

“It is important to us that we keep American workers employed, especially in industries in which U.S. production is globally competitive.”

Pride Mobility Products

OASIS 580I POWER LIFT RECLINER

Micah Swick, National Sales Director
Pride Mobility Products
www.pridemobility.com

“Pride is among the originators of “Made in the U.S.” power lift recliners, going back over three decades. From skilled craftsmanship passed down from generations to the best of materials and manufacturing, “Made in the U.S.” delivers the finest quality power lift recliners on the market.”

Prairie View Industries

MULTIFOLD RAMP

Deidre Johnson, Senior Inside Sales Representative
Prairie View Industries
www.pviramps.com

“Quality product and reliable customer service are just a couple of the benefits in keeping manufacturing in the U.S. Prairie View Industries also provides more than 100 employees with meaningful jobs that contribute to our country in many positive ways.”

Topical BioMedics

TOPRICIN

Lou Paradise, President and Co-Founder
Topical BioMedics
www.topricin.com

“As a Marine Corps combat veteran, I invented the innovative Topricin and MyPainAway natural pain relief products to guarantee that no one need live in pain or suffer the side effects of pain medication. Our products are proudly made in the U.S. and are changing the way we treat pain.”

Unique Wellness

ABSORBENT BRIEFS

Steve Goelman, CEO
Unique Wellness
www.wellnessbriefs.com

“Our company is proud to manufacture our award-winning Wellness Absorbent Underwear in the U.S. and can have a direct impact toward local jobs and the economy. Incontinence products can be very time sensitive, and producing them locally allows us to provide them on an as-needed basis without the concern of delays in importing and production.”

URise Products

STAND-UP WALKER

Kenneth C. Paulus, Founder and CEO
URise Products
www.uriseproducts.com

“URise Products is all about Americans building assistive devices that help other Americans regain their physical independence. The URise StandUp Walker is a true American success story—inspired in Alabama, conceived at MIT, refined at Georgia Tech, manufactured in North Carolina and distributed throughout the United States.”

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