New Digs For Medical
CASCADE TOWNSHIP — With its springtime move into a remodeled building, Skytron has doubled its showroom space to simulate such hospital spaces as an operating room, intensive care and an emergency room.
The showrooms display not only the array of medical equipment distributed by Skytron, but also products from other medical distributors, such as Philips Medical Systems’ patient monitoring equipment and furniture from Steelcase Inc.’s Nurture line, said Randy Tomaszewski, vice president of marketing. The showrooms are flexible and each can display several different hospital settings.
“Customers can immediately visualize the clinical care environment, and it looks similar to what they deal with every day,” Tomaszewski said.
“We entertain probably three to five hospitals weekly, and they evaluate our equipment and look at other systems, as well, and the design we’re capable of providing. We also do a 3-D design package and layout for them … to model what they’re going to do before they invest a tremendous amount of money in construction.”
Tomaszewski said the private company moved from a 40,000-square-foot building with two showrooms to the remodeled 68,000-square-foot building at 5085 Corporate Exchange Blvd. SE — off Patterson Avenue and south of 52nd Street in Cascade Township — over four days in March. He said Skytron wanted to stay within easy distance to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport for shipping needs.
“Essentially, we renovated the entire building to meet our needs — office space, showrooms — and we added more warehouse space in the back,” he said.
Skytron stocks and distributes a variety of medical equipment, such as specialized lighting, utility booms for operating rooms and surgical tables.
In addition to a network of independent sales representatives throughout North America and one in South America, Skytron employs sales personnel in Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota, Tomaszewski said.
The 100-employee company is privately held by its president, Dave Mehney, family members and key executives.