Midmark Corporation Announces Acquisition of VSSI, Inc.

Dayton, OH
Complementary product portfolios will better serve veterinary practices

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2016
— Midmark Corporation (“Midmark”), a leading provider of animal health solutions, announced today that it has acquired the assets of VSSI, Inc. (“VSSI”); a Missouri-based manufacturer of veterinary practice equipment.

Midmark Animal Health is known in the industry for using its array of quality equipment and continuing education services, called Midmark AcademySM, to deliver its tagline—Better Patient Care. Better Business. To fulfill this promise, Midmark strives to offer a solution set that serves the full care continuum of veterinary healthcare—from boarding services, to preventative and procedural care. This partnership will allow customers a single source of high quality and innovative equipment, technology and services for the animal health market.

Together, Midmark and VSSI offer cabinetry, containment systems (for both long-term boarding and short-term holding), exam and treatment tables and tubs, lift equipment, procedure and exam lighting, sterilization equipment, anesthesia machines, patient monitors, dental delivery and digital X-ray systems, as well as clinician and client seating. The acquisition and integration of VSSI’s product platform allows Midmark to bring early-stage design and planning expertise, along with truly integrated, built-in equipment solutions to the animal health practice. This new, complete offering also simplifies the planning process for customers and distribution partners by enabling them to work with only one supplier who is recognized as the expert of clinical optimization and efficiency in the animal healthcare market.

John Baumann, president and CEO of Midmark stated, “Pursuing this partnership was a clear decision for Midmark. Veterinary professionals have to balance the health of their patients with the health of their business. Because of this, we have made it our mission to do all that we can to assist them by offering resources to help simplify their work, including innovative products and continuing education opportunities.” Baumann continued, “Together, we will be able to leverage each other’s strengths and our newly expanded product breadth to grow our businesses, while providing great value to the animal health market. We are very excited and welcome the teammates at VSSI to our Midmark family. There is a bright future ahead of us.”

“At VSSI, we have always been committed to serving our customers and distributors through quality products, superior customer service and short lead times,” said Craig Hart, president and CEO of VSSI, Inc. “Together, VSSI and Midmark will be able to provide even greater solutions for the animal healthcare industry, strengthening our businesses while enhancing healthcare for companion animals.”

About Midmark Animal Health
Midmark Corporation, a privately held company founded in 1915, is a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment solutions, employing approximately 1,600 teammates worldwide. The company is consistently ranked as a preferred partner in providing innovative products, education and comprehensive equipment solutions for veterinary professionals around the world. In addition to backing all products with an independent service and support network, Midmark offers some of the clearest and most inclusive training in the industry, providing a means for better patient care and better business. Midmark has received awards based on design quality within its complete line of veterinary equipment. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, as well as seven other locations in the United States and international locations in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Midmark Animal Health, visit midmarkanimalhealth.com, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. For more information about Midmark, visit midmark.com.

About VSSI, Inc.
Having just entered its third decade of business, VSSI, Inc. began by building cabinets in a garage in Carthage, Missouri, in 1988. Since then, the company has grown to occupy 50,000 square feet of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The 42 teammates at VSSI are committed to quality products through the use of the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies, product development, superior customer service, short lead times and continuous improvement to ensure customer satisfaction. For more information about VSSI, visit vssi.com.

Susan Kaiser
Media and Communications Manager

Midmark Corporation
Phone: 937.528.7529