Reports: Fuller Rehab Closes Its Doors
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Feb 14, 2011
Multiple reports from newspapers and other media outlets in Tennessee are reporting that Fuller Rehabilitation has gone out of business.
Calls to Fuller Rehab today were answered by an automated voice mail system, but were not immediately returned.
A Feb. 4 news story published by the Chattanooga Times Free Press said Fuller had gone out of business the week before, and that the company’s assets had been seized by Northwest Georgia Bank, Fuller’s lender.
Another article by the Times Free Press mentioned that the Jan. 1 elimination of the first-month purchase option for standard power chairs added to Fuller’s financial troubles.
Two local television news stations also carried reports on Fuller Rehab’s closing, as well as reports that Fuller employees’ final paychecks had been removed from their direct-deposit accounts, possibly related to Northwest Georgia Bank’s seizure of the company’s assets.
Today, a former employee of Fuller Rehab, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the company had closed its doors.
Fuller Rehabilitation has seven locations in Pensacola, Fla.; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Kennesaw and Ringgold, Ga.; Louisville and Lexington, Ky.; and Knoxville, Tenn. The provider sells consumer and rehab power chairs, lift chairs and scooters, among other DME.
As of Monday morning, the company’s Web site, fullermobility.com, is still operating and does not mention any change in the company’s status.
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.