November 22, 2010
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Q’Straint, Sure-Lok Make Merger Announcement
Two manufacturers of wheelchair passenger safety systems—Q’Straint of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Sure-Lok of Bethlehem, PA—announced their merger on Nov. 9.
For the near term, Jean-Marc Girardin will remain president of Q’Straint, while Robert Joseph will stay president of Sure-Lok and will fill the newly created position of vice president, business development, for the combined organization.
“In order to make this merger successful, it’s absolutely critical to us that we maintain a customer focus, and they experience the benefits of this merger,” Girardin said. “We know actions speak louder than words, and look forward to the opportunity to prove ourselves!” added Joseph.
Q’Straint was established in 1984 with a license from Queen’s University to sell the first integrated four-point wheelchair passenger securement system. Sure-Lok, originally a division of Kinedyne Corporation, has been under Joseph’s leadership as a separate company since 1998.