Harco Partners with ConMediSys to Deliver Patient Safety and Equipment Integrity

New Product Minimizes Risk Associated With Lifting Medical Patients

TEMPE, Ariz., July 26 - Harco Metal Products (Harco), an industry leader in tube fabrication, systems integration, and seamless, cost effective manufacturing, announced today the contract to manufacture MediGLIDER(TM) products for ConMediSys.

ConMediSys, the developer of safety products for health care facilities, created the MediGLIDER(TM) to address the growing risk and cost associated with staff injuries caused by physically lifting and moving patients. The MediGLIDER(TM) is a gurney with a built-in conveyor belt that allows one person to move a patient from one location to another without physically lifting them. Harco Metal Products manufactures the chrome side rails that keep the patient on the MediGLIDER(TM) during patient transport, along with the chrome end rails used for structural support to maintain the mechanical integrity of the unit.

Harco Metal Products, Inc. was first approached to assist with developing the product in 2009. The development team faced issues regarding weight versus strength, design functionality and a cost-effective method to produce a high quality bright polished finish for the final assembly.

"Servicing the medical industry is a natural progression in Harco's business model," says Harco President Jay Hall. "This project not only demonstrates our immense capability to produce parts of any kind for any industry, but it solidifies Harco's reputation as a producer of accurate, safe, and reliable metal parts."

About Harco

Harco, a high-performance supplier of fabricated tubular design, components, and assemblies, including project management and systems integration, delivers results when the competition can't. Based in both Arizona and Alabama since 1990, Harco has a strong reputation for cost-effective services, on-time delivery, and highly skilled personnel. By incorporating efficiency, consistent adaptation to new challenges, and new technology, Harco is becoming the industry leader in tube fabrication and manufacturing. For more information, visit www.tubebending.net.

Jim Mills of J.F. Mills/Worldwide,
jfmills@jfmillsworldwide.com for Harco, or
Jay Hall,
President and Founder,

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