Carter Orthopedics, with three offices in Pennsylvania, and Union Orthotics and Prosthetics, with 11 offices in Pennsylvania, have merged as of May 26. The dollar value of the merger was not provided. The signage at Carter Orthopedics’ patient care facilities will change to Union O&P to reflect the merger.
“For the past five years, I’ve been working on a project to find a group to join with us to help us with information technology paper flow, expanding our service area, and expanding our services,” Joseph Carter, CPO, FAAOP, owner of Carter Orthopedics, told The Titusville Herald. Carter Orthopedics was founded in December 1984. Included in the deal, which Carter described as both a sale and a merger, is an agreement for him to continue working for at least five years.
Union O&P, founded in 1901, is a family-owned company. Jon Leimkuehler purchased Union O&P in 1988 and retired in 2014. His son, Peter Leimkuehler, CPO, FAAOP, manager of Union’s Pittsburgh office and director of prosthetics, told the paper that the two businesses have a long history of familiarity.