Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 12, 2007 –- LifeGas, a division of Linde Gas USA LLC, has announced its acquisition of Patterson Medical Repairs, Inc., effective June 8, 2007.
Linde Gas is a North American affiliate of The Linde Group, one of the world’s leading engineering and industrial gases companies.
Patterson, headquartered in Cohoes, New York, is a full service specialty medical company specializing in oxygen distribution and medical equipment repair.
With the transaction, LifeGas acquires Patterson's seven locations in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia, including 60 employees as well as the existing management team.
Mike Walsh, president of LifeGas, said, "The addition of Patterson's medical oxygen and medical repair business will strengthen our offering to the growing healthcare industry in the U.S. Northeast, significantly impacting this region’s footprint and service capabilities.
“The culture of both companies is extremely customer focused, making this acquisition a good fit. The LifeGas team approach is generating enthusiasm from our employees on both sides of this merger, as well as those customers who can now access the benefits of a combined offering, “Walsh said.
LifeGas specializes in providing premier medical gases and gas-enabled solutions to hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, emergency management services and home healthcare providers with service to over 1,000 hospitals and home care providers. LifeGas is the U.S. medical gas business unit of Linde Gas Therapeutics, a division of The Linde Group.
The Linde Group is a world leading industrial gases and engineering company with more than 51,000 employees working in around 70 countries worldwide. Following the acquisition of The BOC Group the company has gases and engineering sales of approximately 12 billion euros. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
For more information see The Linde Group online at http://www.linde.com
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