"The acquisition of APCI is consistent with our mission, by allowing us to enter new markets and expand our ability to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers and business partners," says Chuck Stocking, co-CEO of PBE. "APCI employs a technical workforce with skills that complement the current PBE team. They also have valuable production machinery that is needed to fuel PBE's current growth in the incontinence and personal care marketplace. This acquisition is also great for Northwest Ohio because it keeps at least 35 jobs in the area that might otherwise be moved out of the state or possibly out of the country."
PBE is recognized as the leading manufacturer of high-performing adult incontinence products under the brand name Tranquility. The company also serves Medicaid Managed Care organizations with its best-in-class Select brand of incontinence products. The high quality of these products has been shown to drive waste and cost out of healthcare, improve clinical outcomes, and uplift the quality of life for users and caregivers dealing with incontinence. Building on 30 years of success in the healthcare sector, PBE has recently expanded its moisture management technology to wound care. The company's absorbent and wound cleansing products marketed under the brand name NovaGran have demonstrated the highest effectiveness in accelerating healing of the most difficult-to-heal wounds.
PBE is headquartered in Dunbridge, OH, where it manufactures its moisture management products. "Our mission is to uplift, enlighten, and enrich the lives of those we serve, including our associates, customers, business partners, and the surrounding community," says Stocking.
Founded by Paul and Amy Rankin, APCI's absorbent pads, lab tray liners, and specialty dressings have proven effective in the trapping and disposal of undesirable fluids.