NATIONAL SEATING & MOBILITY ACQUIRES MOBILITY DIVISION OF MICHIGAN’S LARGEST CRT PROVIDER
On Monday July 31st, Wright & Filippis completed the sale of our Specialty Seating and Mobility division to National Seating and Mobility (NSM), of Franklin, TN. The sale of the Mobility division was an asset sale of all specialty seating and custom wheelchairs, which allows Wright & Filippis to exit the Mobility business and focus on our core business of Prosthetic and Orthotics services.
NSM hired all of the clinical staff (also known as ATP’s) and a majority of the support staff that ran our Mobility division. NSM will continue to manage and operate out of the Wright & Filippis Madison Heights and Lansing facilities. To the majority of the wheelchair patients that W&F has been providing services for in the past 40 years, this will be a seamless transition.
Wright & Filippis chose NSM as the company to partner with and sell our Mobility division to because they have a similar culture of caring for their patients, their request to hire our staff, and most importantly, continue to maintain the highest quality of clinical care that our customers have come to expect at Wright & Filippis.
The prosthetic and orthotic business of Wright & Filippis was founded in 1944 by Tony Filippis Sr, who died in 2007. With 22 locations in Michigan, along with our division in South Carolina, Carolina Orthotics & Prosthetics (COP), we will be a prosthetic and orthotic company that will have sales that will place us as one of the top three largest P&O companies in the country. Adding to that our Accessibility division, A4 Access,LLC, gives W&F another dimension that no other company has. This will allow us to continue to expand and grow our Prosthetic, Orthotic and Accessibility business in Michigan, South Carolina and other locations as opportunities arise, as well as deal with the ever changing demands of the healthcare industry.
The end result is Wright & Filippis will be a stronger and leaner company, more focused on our core strengths of Prosthetics and Orthotics. This is, and always has been, what the company was originally built on 74 years ago.