Transfer Master Acquired by Graham-Field


GF Health Products Inc. has acquired Transfer Master Products Inc. Postville, Iowa-based Transfer Master has been in the business of designing and manufacturing quality hi-low adjustable beds for home and health care settings for more than 30 years. 

Graham-Field, headquartered in Atlanta, is a manufacturer of health care products for the home care, long-term care, primary care, ambulatory surgical center, and acute care markets.  

“We are excited about combining TMP with Graham-Field to maximize our manufacturing and marketing opportunities within the rehabilitation and home care markets,” said Kurt Hellman, senior vice president and general manager of Graham-Field’s Wisconsin manufacturing facility. “This acquisition will allow Graham-Field to expand its bed and sleep support systems.”  

Shmuly Goldsmith, Transfer Master’s vice president of business development, said: “TMP has a 30-year reputation for providing customers with the quality health care products they demand and the value they deserve. Product innovation and dedication to customer service will continue without interruption. We will utilize our combined market-driven engineering and manufacturing resources to better serve our customer base and to develop new product offerings.” 

Transfer Master’s Iowa manufacturing and distribution facility will relocate to Graham-Field’s 20-acre Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, steel fabrication complex, with capacity to manufacture more than 20,000 beds annually. Graham-Field’s investments in manufacturing automation, process improvement and engineering expertise will allow it to build on the Transfer Master’s heritage and enhance the features and capabilities of the patented Supernal Sleep Systems. 

“This represents Graham-Field’s fourth acquisition of a health care equipment manufacturer within the past 12 years and is well-aligned with our growth strategies,” said Ken Spett, CEO. “It diversifies our product offerings and supports our objective to be a preferred global provider of health care equipment.”