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Chicopee, MA (May, 2014)- Iron Duck, a Division of Fleming Industries, is pleased to announce that Iron Duck and Rapid Deployment Products have entered into a partnership agreement. Rapid Deployment Products will become a part of Flemings’ Iron Duck division. The combined division will lead the Emergency Services Market in innovation and product design. We will continue to focus on providing high quality equipment that is built to make the end users job easier, while simultaneously improving patient care and safety.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Rapid Deployment Products to the Iron Duck Team” said Michael J. Fleming President/CEO, Iron Duck. “Both companies have strong, upstanding reputations within the public safety community, and this partnership allows us to deliver new, expanded capabilities to improve patient care and outcomes.”
Thomas Richmond, President/CEO, Rapid Deployment Products, Inc said “We chose to partner with Iron Duck because it is a great opportunity to work with a team who has the same commitment to develop quality medical equipment and shares our personal family & business values.”

In the agreement, a large majority of Rapid Deployment Products manufacturing will be moved into Iron Duck’s world class 55,000 square foot facility in Chicopee, MA. This will provide the opportunity to deliver a centralized customer service experience, while providing superior delivery of both companies product lines. Rapid Deployment Products will maintain a specialized light manufacturing and warehousing facility in Ivyland, PA.

“We have assembled a talented team of sales professionals who are experienced, active members of Emergency Services agencies. This experience brings an unmatched perspective on developing new products for today’s marketplace, along with meeting the daily needs of our customers” said Brooke A. Lawrence, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “I am very pleased to have Thom Richmond and Julie Palladino joining me, and I am looking forward to our future accomplishments as a TEAM!” Lawrence added.