SMG buys Ziegler refurbishing center

August 28, 1996

Ziegler Medical Equipment has completed its exit from operatingits own equipment refurbishing business by selling its Omaha refurboperation to Shared Medical Equipment Group, also of Omaha. Ziegler president Thomas Norman announced last month that

Ziegler Medical Equipment has completed its exit from operatingits own equipment refurbishing business by selling its Omaha refurboperation to Shared Medical Equipment Group, also of Omaha.

Ziegler president Thomas Norman announced last month that Zieglerhad decided to scale back its investment in refurbishing equipmentdue to aggressive OEM price slashing on new equipment, which wascutting into used equipment sales. The West Bend, WI, companyhalted its effort to enlarge its direct sales force for refurbishedequipment and said it was in negotiations to sell its Omaha refurbishingcenter (SCAN 7/31/96). Ziegler will continue to sell pre-ownedequipment.