por Brendon Nafziger
, DOTmed News Associate Editor | April 04, 2013
Aramark Healthcare Technologies is moving ReMedPar to its Charlotte, N.C., headquarters, DOTmed News has learned.
The clinical services company said over the next year it would pack up its subsidiary, which sells medical imaging equipment parts, from its 110,00-square foot facility outside Nashville.
"To maximize the potential of our technical teams and parts organization, we have decided to co-locate our ReMedPar operations over the next 12 months with our Charlotte headquarters," Chris Collom, an Aramark spokesman, told DOTmed News in an e-mail.
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Larry Hertzler, the company's vice president, said ReMedPar employees would be given a chance to move with the company to North Carolina, and that Aramark intends to keep the brand going.
"We remain committed to the ReMedPar brand and the whole third-party marketplace," he told DOTmed News.
Hertzler said the move was part of a larger project to develop a new "world class center" for technical training, service innovation and R&D at the Charlotte headquarters. As part of the project and to accommodate the extra inventory, Hertzler said they were renovating and building-out the current location over the next year.
ReMedPar, which Aramark bought from a private equity firm
in 2011 along with third-party service firm Masterplan, has made its home in Goodlettsville, Tenn., since it was founded in 1987.
In March 2012, Aramark merged the Masterplan brand
with its own clinical services division, to create its current incarnation, Aramark Healthcare Technologies. Aramark says it's one of the biggest independent providers of biomed and diagnostic imaging equipment services on the continent.
The health technology firm's parent company, Aramark Corp., also makes uniforms and provides food services to hospitals, schools and prisons. The Philadelphia-based business had about $13 billion in sales for fiscal 2011, according to the company's website.