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Premier Medical Equipment Company Expands Offerings to Include SPEEDWRAP® Hook & Loop Fasteners

August 26, 2014-One of the leading Medical Equipment and Supplies Distributors has chosen SPEEDWRAP® Brand Fasteners as their official hook and loop product offering. ALCO® SALES & SERVICE – a trusted provider of quality medical equipment and replacement parts to the healthcare industry since 1952 – has become an authorized reseller of SPEEDWRAP® Hook & Loop Fasteners. SPEEDWRAP® Brand Fasteners will be offered to thousands of hospitals for extended and urgent care applications.

Speedtech International, Inc., are the manufacturers SPEEDWRAP® Hook & Loop Fasteners. This ‘industrial grade’ line is a preferred brand of choice for the healthcare industry because of its industrial design, quality materials and durable craftsmanship. Speedtech International, Inc. will be ALCO’s exclusive provider of hook and loop solutions.

A popular product in this line is the SPEEDWRAP® cinch straps with end grommets, which is produced at Speedtech’s ISO 9001:2008 certified factory located in Racine, Wisconsin. This product – constructed of nylon with a plastic ring and brass grommet – sports impressive specs, including a peel rating of 2 PIW, a shear value of 14 PSI and an average tensile rating of 50lbs. The straps are mountable, reusable and come standard in .75” and 1” widths and a variety of lengths.

“We are proud ALCO® has chosen to add our brand to the medical equipment and products they represent,” says Steve Pope, Vice President and CEO of Speedtech International. “We feel that the quality and ingenuity of SPEEDWRAP® Hook & Loop Fasteners directly aligns with ALCO’s mission to provide their customers with only the absolute best solutions available in the marketplace.”

Jim Pilat, ALCO’s Director of Material Management adds, “Because the medical industry requires quality fastening solutions and because ALCO Sales prides itself on offering quality products we sought to add a top notch line of hook and loop fasteners. After thoroughly researching the marketplace, ALCO selected Speedtech as their new supplier. We concluded that SPEEDWRAP® brand fasteners are the ideal fastener line for hospitals, for extended and urgent care applications.”