NSM Acquires Hudson Seating & Mobility
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Nov 05, 2014
National Seating & Mobility (NSM) has added nearly 200 professionals to its roster in acquiring Hudson Seating & Mobility.
The acquisition means nine new branch offices for NSM, as well as 26 ATPs. A news announcement noted the former Hudson locations "serve the region from six Northeast states, all situated along the I-95 corridor."
NSM listed its new locations as Newington, Conn.; Pomfret Center, Conn.; Chicopee, Mass.; Woburn, Mass.; Franklin, Mass.; Hudson, N.H.; Fairfield, N.J.; Plainview, N.Y.; and Warwick, R.I.
"Hudson is a great company with great people and has always been a quality operator across the region," said NSM CEO Mike Ballard in making the announcement. "As an industry leader for more than 30 years, they are a perfect complement to our mission of being the best possible complex rehab provider."
In addition to providing seating & mobility equipment, Hudson had an accessibility division that sold door-opening systems, stairlifts, wheelchair ramps and lifts, vehicle lifts and bath safety equipment.
Hudson also provided general DME such as hospital beds, support surfaces, lift chairs, patient lifts and standing & walking aids.
Shirley Curley, co-owner of Hudson, said of the acquisition deal, "We feel very much aligned with NSM's culture. NSM has always placed a high value on its people, processes and client care, just as we have. Together, Hudson and NSM are a great fit."
Hudson President Robert Curley referenced "opportunities for increased scale, efficiencies and industry-best technology solutions," noting, "We've been talking with Mike Ballard for several months. The timing was right to join this outstanding company."
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at email@example.com.