Northfield Medical Manufacturing, LLC Announces Acquisition of Custom HealthcareSystems, Inc.

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Northfield Medical Manufacturing, LLC, a medical manufacturing and distribution company based in Norfolk, VA, announced today the acquisition of Richmond, VA-based Custom Healthcare Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of custom sterile surgical kits and procedural trays for health care distributors and end-user facilities. Northfield will fully merge its operations with the operations of CHS. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"As a market leader in the production of sterile custom surgical kits, CHS is an ideal addition to Northfield’s non-sterile kitting and PPE operations," said Carter Smith, COO and Managing Partner of Northfield.

Northfield Medical Manufacturing, LLC (“Northfield”), a medical manufacturing and distribution company based in Norfolk, VA, announced today the acquisition of Richmond-based Custom Healthcare Systems, Inc. (“CHS”), a manufacturer of custom sterile surgical kits and procedural trays for health care distributors and end-user facilities. Northfield will fully merge its operations with the operations of CHS. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CHS is an FDA-registered assembler and manufacturer of Class I and II medical devices and operates an ISO 8 / Class 100,000-equivalent cleanroom, primarily for the assembly of surgical kits and procedure trays. The acquisition of CHS provides Northfield with a strategic healthcare manufacturing partner, including the industry expertise of its co-owners, Henry Berling and Roger Kube.

Founded in 2003, Northfield has a long track record of providing innovative infection control solutions to protect front-line workers. This transaction will further that mission, as Northfield plans to maintain both Virginia-based kitting operations, and to leverage the combined supply chains to expand the company's PPE and infection control offerings.

"As a market leader in the production of sterile custom surgical kits, CHS is an ideal addition to Northfield’s non-sterile kitting and PPE operations," said Carter Smith, COO and Managing Partner of Northfield. "This acquisition expands our customer base, bolsters our supply chain and provides us with a solid platform for additional acquisitions,” added Northfield CFO and Managing Partner Owen Griffin.

CHS Co-Owner Henry Berling, former senior executive and board member of Richmond-based Owens and Minor, commented, "Our merger agreement with Northfield is both a strategic and operational fit. CHS customers and employees are in good hands.” Roger Kube added, “We are excited to combine two innovative organizations to expand surgical tray and infection control solutions for healthcare workers and their patients."

About Northfield Medical Manufacturing, LLC

Northfield Medical Manufacturing is an importer, re-packager and distributor of PPE products, including masks, respirators, isolation gowns, coveralls, goggles, face shields and medical exam gloves. Northfield provides end-to-end sourcing and delivery of critical PPE products that includes quality control, product authentication, export approval, international shipping, FDA and U.S. import compliance, and final delivery to the end user.

Northfield also manufactures a wide range of branded and private label body fluid spill kits for healthcare, food service, education, transit and retail customers under its "OSHAkits.com" division. Finally, Northfield is a leading manufacturer of medical-grade solidifier for the treatment and disposal of surgical liquid medical waste. Much like its spill kits, Northfield’s solidifiers are exclusively packaged and distributed in the U.S.A.
http://www.northfieldmanufacturing.com
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About Custom Healthcare Systems, Inc.

Originally founded in 1985, Custom Healthcare Systems is an assembler and packager of Class I and Class II medical products for custom surgical kits and procedural trays that meet FDA Quality System Regulations 21 CFR Part 820. With the ability to turn around custom sterile packs in short time frames, CHS accommodates short-run assemblies and other custom services that are often overlooked by larger providers. The longstanding CHS mission is to provide reliable world-class sterile assembly and packaging services of medical devices components with short lead times at fair prices.

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