Curbell Plastics, Orchard Park, New York, has acquired the O&P portion of business from St. Louis-based Guard Industries. Guard, established in 1966, is a manufacturer and distributor of shoe care, foot care, orthotic, prosthetic, and pedorthic products and leather. The company’s shoe repair business was not included in the sale.
The sale is an asset acquisition only and includes inventory and customer lists. The sale includes the acquisition of Duraflex, an EVA sheet material primarily used for the inner liner of prosthetic devices, and Performa Plus, a high-impact polystyrene material used for a variety of O&P applications.