Ohio shipper adds 50 jobs in Tampa
Integrity Express Logistics, a freight brokerage company based in Blue Ash, Ohio, is expanding its Tampa operations and adding 50 jobs, according to a statement.
Integrity has locations in Ohio, Illinois and Florida. As part of its expansion in Tampa, it will invest $115,000 in the community, the statement adds.
Integrity serves companies that need “very small shipments to companies that are producing hundreds of loads every week,” according to the statement. Founded in 2007, Integrity has more than 5,000 customers nationwide.
Mobile health firms merge
Doctors Administrative Solutions acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based ConXit Technology Group to form DAS Health, a national health IT and management company.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
As a result of the acquisition, Tampa-based DAS will provide more health IT and management services to clients, which include more than 1,100 physicians and 5,000 other users. Other benefits of the deal include:
The firm becomes the largest national reseller of Aprima Medical Software;
It's now larger than 90% of electronic health records software vendors; and
The company now has a presence in 48 states and Puerto Rico.
The company will maintain its headquarters in Tampa and gains ConXit's offices in Charlotte and Phoenix.
Lab company gets boost from Canada
Lakewood Ranch-based RPS Diagnostics Inc. received approval from Canadian health department regulators for FebriDx, an in-office test that uses a fingerstick blood sample to identify an immune response to acute respiratory infection.
The Health Canada medical device license allows RPS to sell FebriDx across Canada, according to a statement. The test is also available for sale in Europe but has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Acute respiratory infections are often contagious and are associated with flu-like symptoms. The RPS device is disposable after a single use and can show results in 15 minutes, the company says.
“FebriDx will facilitate early identification of contagious patients, reduce spread of disease and support proper use of antibiotics while ultimately saving health care costs,” says RPS president and CEO Robert Sambursky in the statement.
RPS Diagnostics, founded in 2004, is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of point-of-care diagnostic tests.
Dental Care Alliance expands portfolio
Dental practice management firm Dental Care Alliance added Paramus, N.J.-based North East Dental Management to its portfolio of dental practices.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Lakewood Ranch-based Dental Care Alliance now supports about 230 dental practices across 12 states, according to a release, making it one of the largest multi-branded dental support organizations in the United States. Its majority shareholder is New York-based Harvest Partners LP.
“This affiliation agreement is a merger of two successful organizations in order to create a single, stronger entity with the means and resources to further enhance the support and services we provide to our affiliated doctors and practices,” Dental Care Alliance CEO Mitch Olan says in the statement.
Ad agency renews boat contract
Bayliner Boats extended its international advertising and brand management contract with Fort Myers-based Pearl Brands for another three years.
Pearl Brands secured the account with Bayliner in early 2015, allowing it to work with one of the largest boat manufacturers in the world, according to a statement. Bayliner has more than 400 dealers in almost 80 countries.
“We're very proud that our creative work to date for Bayliner has earned its long-term trust and continued business,” says Scott Qurollo, president and creative director of Pearl Brands, in the release. “It's a privilege to further elevate one of the most recognized names in the marine products industry.”
Pearl Brands used Sanibel Causeway, Pine Island Sound and other Southwest Florida backdrops over the past nine months to produce international campaigns for Bayliner.
Pearl Brands' client list includes the University of Florida, USF Federal Credit Union and Salt Island Seaplanes, in addition to Bayliner.
Company gains exclusive rights to iSwim
Florida Solar Design Group, a solar contractor in Fort Myers, received exclusive rights to sell and install the iSwim brand solar heating panels.
The iSwim solar pool heating system is manufactured by Solar Hydronics Corp. in Odessa and is distributed by The Leveredge, a solar pool heating products distributor, according to a statement.
The iSwim system uses flexible polymer black panels mounted on a roof to heat swimming pools, the statement adds. The system can efficiently replace gas or electric pool heat sources. “The iSwim panel offers the best combination of performance, design and value available on the market,” says Jason Szumlanski, FSDG principal solar designer, in a statement.
Florida Solar Design Group began selling and installing the panels immediately, according to the statement. The heaters will primarily be installed in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties.