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Louisville, KY, United States, 2009/01/12 - After naming DRE the 17th fastest growing business in Louisville, Business First of Louisville has named DRE a 2008 Company of the Year.
DRE, Inc. — a premier international medical and surgical equipment supplier — has been named by Business First of Louisville as a 2008 Company of the Year. The award caps the most successful three-year period in DRE’s history.
“In the last three years, DRE achieved a cumulative revenue growth of 90 percent,” says Tim Jarm, DRE’s chief operating officer. “DRE’s growth is due in part to our competitive mix of low-cost professionally refurbished medical equipment and dependable DRE-brand equipment.”
Jarm expects affordable DRE-brand and professionally refurbished equipment to be popular in 2009, as many ambulatory surgery centers, oral/maxillofacial surgeons and other healthcare facilities will need to maximize limited budgets.
“Our products cost significantly less than equipment from competing companies,” says Jarm. “Healthcare facilities looking to save money in 2009 should take a look at our product mix, which includes the DRE Waveline Plus vital signs monitor and the DRE Integra AV-S anesthesia workstation.”
In recent years, DRE has harnessed its lineup of refurbished equipment — which includes operating room lights, surgical tables and anesthesia machines — to strengthen its market share in the United States and throughout the world, with particular success in the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. In the United States, many healthcare educators are turning to DRE’s economically-priced equipment to provide their students with hands-on training.
In 2008, DRE expanded its online store, ORSupply.com, to become the largest online marketplace for surgical supplies and medical devices. ORSupply.com added products from Littman, Heine and Miltex, and redesigned its interface to allow customers to search, find and instantly purchase medical accessories with only a few clicks — no purchasing group or supply contract needed.
In addition to success in medical markets, DRE is rapidly expanding its veterinary division by selling products essential to veterinarian hospitals and clinics, universities, and research facilities. DRE Veterinary recently released exclusive lines of wet tables, exam tables, grooming tables and surgery tables. DRE Veterinary (dreveterinary.com) has also expanded its selection of supplies and accessories available for online purchase.
DRE received its Company of the Year award at Business First of Louisville’s Business of the Year award ceremony on December 12, 2008. At its Fast 50 award ceremony in October 2008, Business First of Louisville named DRE the 17th fastest growing business in Louisville. DRE’s 2008 placement is up eight spots from 2007, when DRE placed 25th on the Fast 50 list.
About DRE Inc.
DRE (dremed.com) is a premier medical and surgical equipment supplier that provides a combination of new and professionally refurbished or used medical equipment to industry professionals around the globe. DRE offers value to doctors by providing the features and reliability they need while still fitting within their budget.