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Rubbermaid sells cart business to Capsa Solutions

Rubbermaid med stationATLANTA – Newell Rubbermaid Inc. announced that it has sold its Rubbermaid medical carts business to Capsa Solutions, a leader in the development and manufacturing of mobile computer workstations, medical carts, health IT mounting solutions and medication management systems, based in Portland, Ore.

“Our Growth Game Plan strategy is designed to accelerate performance by setting clear priorities for our business,” said Michael Polk, Newell Rubbermaid President and Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction will further simplify our portfolio as we continue to invest behind our highest-potential global growth opportunities. We believe the medical cart business, while not core to our strategy, will be a strong performer in the hands of an owner who is focused and committed to growing and innovating in this healthcare category.”

The acquisition of Rubbermaid Health Care division is Capsa Solutions’ fourth acquisition in the last eight years, and brings together two leaders in the healthcare IT and computing industry. Rubbermaid’s position has been built on their suite of premium healthcare computing products and reputation for customer service, which is highly complementary to Capsa’s existing product portfolio and equally outstanding customer service.

Combined, Capsa now offers the broadest product suite in the industry, and the addition builds on Capsa’s unique ability to provide tailored computing technology solutions to acute care and long-term care partners worldwide.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rubbermaid Healthcare’s exceptional people and products to Capsa Solutions,” said Capsa Solutions CEO Andrew Sherrill. “Our recent growth has been focused on adding line and brand extensions thoughtfully, and always with the ever-evolving needs of our acute care and long-term care partners at the forefront of the process.  We’ve done that here, and are very pleased with the outcome.”

Through the acquisition, Capsa adds an outstanding group of channel partners empowered to market the entire product line, which combined with the extensive knowledge and solution-based consultation provided by a national sales team, offers valued options to all customers.

“The quality and sophistication of Rubbermaid Healthcare’s product lines and service model is impressive,” said John Gutzwiller, Capsa Global Vice President of Acute Care. “Rubbermaid Healthcare is the premier provider of point-of-care IT solutions to healthcare facilities. Combined with our existing strength in the category, our lineup presents our valued customers with a wide array of solutions and options.”

About Capsa Solutions
Representing the combined companies of MMI Medcarts, Artromick International, Kirby Lester, and now Rubbermaid Healthcare, Capsa Solutions is a worldwide leader in developing and delivering innovative products designed for healthcare to mobilize and manage clinical and medication control processes. With combined product lines that include medication carts, medical carts, computer carts, and pharmacy automation solutions, Capsa offers its markets over 50 years of experience and a unique ability to meet the demands of diverse healthcare environments. Headquartered in Portland, OR, Capsa Solutions has additional management, manufacturing, and distribution facilities in Columbus, OH and Chicago, IL. To learn more, visit www.capsasolutions.com or call 800-437-6633.

About Rubbermaid Healthcare
Formed in 2003 as a unit of Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Rubbermaid Healthcare is a premier provider of medication carts, wall-mounted workstations, mobile computing solutions and telemedicine carts for healthcare facilities striving to enhance patient care, safety and staff productivity.  Product development focuses on providing caregiver workflow advantages and improving the integration and acceptance of technology into the patient care process.  Rubbermaid Healthcare has deployed over 120,000 workstations in hospitals worldwide. To learn more, visit www.RubbermaidHealthcare.com.

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