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December 13, 1993
Life Support Products Inc. of Irvine, a maker of emergency medical and respiratory equipment, was officially acquired Friday by a competitor for $15.4 million. Allied Healthcare Products Inc., a St. Louis-based maker of medical equipment, had announced plans to purchase Life Support in October. It is still too early to predict if any layoffs are planned for the estimated 95 employees who work for Life Support in Orange County, a spokesman said.
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February 15, 1994
Life Support Products will eliminate 26 jobs, move its operations to St. Louis and close its Irvine offices this summer as part of its acquisition by Allied Healthcare Products Inc., it was announced Monday. Life Support, a leading maker of emergency support equipment, will reduce its staff to 46, down from the current 72. Certain salaried workers are being relocated to St. Louis, where Allied is based. The rest will be let go, a spokesman said.
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BUSINESS
December 13, 1993
Life Support Products Inc. of Irvine, a maker of emergency medical and respiratory equipment, was officially acquired Friday by a competitor for $15.4 million. Allied Healthcare Products Inc., a St. Louis-based maker of medical equipment, had announced plans to purchase Life Support in October. It is still too early to predict if any layoffs are planned for the estimated 95 employees who work for Life Support in Orange County, a spokesman said.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life Support Products Inc., a small Irvine manufacturer of resuscitators and other emergency medical equipment, counts among its clients the Tokyo fire department, the Sultan of Brunei and the British royal family. Since beginning an international marketing campaign six years ago, Life Support's foreign sales have soared. In the last three years alone, international sales have risen five-fold, from $325,000 in 1987 to $1.7 million last year.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1991
Your article ("Sponsor of Candy Levy Has Answer: Taxes Aren't Fair," Part A, May 30) clearly portrayed the concerns the Coalition Against Food Taxes has about a proposal to tax certain foods for the first time in California. The proposal could easily push families already stretched economically over the financial edge.
BUSINESS
February 15, 1994
Life Support Products will eliminate 26 jobs, move its operations to St. Louis and close its Irvine offices this summer as part of its acquisition by Allied Healthcare Products Inc., it was announced Monday. Life Support, a leading maker of emergency support equipment, will reduce its staff to 46, down from the current 72. Certain salaried workers are being relocated to St. Louis, where Allied is based. The rest will be let go, a spokesman said.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Hovee once said that his medical equipment company thrives on emergencies. But the president of Life Support Systems Inc. may never have imagined an emergency like the Persian Gulf War. In early December, as U.S. troops poured into the Middle East, the Irvine firm got a call from the Assn. of Military Surgeons, a group representing military medical staff and suppliers of medical and pharmaceutical products.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1991
Your article ("Sponsor of Candy Levy Has Answer: Taxes Aren't Fair," Part A, May 30) clearly portrayed the concerns the Coalition Against Food Taxes has about a proposal to tax certain foods for the first time in California. The proposal could easily push families already stretched economically over the financial edge.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Hovee once said that his medical equipment company thrives on emergencies. But the president of Life Support Systems Inc. may never have imagined an emergency like the Persian Gulf War. In early December, as U.S. troops poured into the Middle East, the Irvine firm got a call from the Assn. of Military Surgeons, a group representing military medical staff and suppliers of medical and pharmaceutical products.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life Support Products Inc., a small Irvine manufacturer of resuscitators and other emergency medical equipment, counts among its clients the Tokyo fire department, the Sultan of Brunei and the British royal family. Since beginning an international marketing campaign six years ago, Life Support's foreign sales have soared. In the last three years alone, international sales have risen five-fold, from $325,000 in 1987 to $1.7 million last year.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1993 | James M. Gomez Times staff writer
Life Support Products Inc. of Irvine, a maker of emergency medical and respiratory equipment, has inked a tentative agreement to be acquired by a Missouri competitor. It was not immediately known if Life Support Products will be moving to the headquarters of St. Louis-based Allied Healthcare Products Inc. "It has not been decided yet," said Robert A. Hovee, chief executive for Life Support Products, which employees 95 people. "We are still in due diligence."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1990 | HERBERT J. VIDA
Robert Nebel, 51, happily believes he has a split personality. Once, for instance, he walked around dressed as a parrot to advertise an Anaheim nightclub called Crackers. On weekend nights he worked there as an X-rated stand-up comedian. His risque act made even hardy audiences wince, so he assumed another persona: Garbi the Hobo Clown, who specializes in children's birthday parties.
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