Permobil Acquires Prairie Seating Corp.

Permobil has acquired Prairie Seating Corp., a custom-molded seating manufacturer based in Skokie, Ill.

A news announcement from Permobil said the acquisition “provides Permobil with a platform for innovation and growth in the custom seating business, which enjoys strong demand, and it complements Permobil’s current portfolio of ROHO seating and positioning products.”

Permobil said Prairie Seating would continue its manufacturing operations in Skokie.

Tom Borcherding, president of Permobil Business Unit Seating and Positioning, said in the announcement, “This acquisition represents our unwavering dedication to improving the lives of our clients by enhancing our capability of meeting the needs of users with the most complex postures. From day one we will be able to offer the highest-quality custom seating solutions available in the market today, and our ambition is to significantly enhance users’ access to these solutions.”

This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned for further developments.

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