American Standard Brands has acquired Safety Tubs, LLC, a privately held U.S. business specializing in the design and manufacturing of walk-in bathtubs for those with limited mobility, including the elderly, obese and disabled.
American Standard and Safety Tubs have been partners for several years, with American Standard marketing Safety Tubs products under the American Standard brand to various channels. Safety Tubs will operate independently as a subsidiary of American Standard Brands called Safety Tubs Company, LLC, and will be part of a dedicated division for Assisted Living.
Safety Tubs CEO, Rob Buete, will become vice president and general manager of Safety Tubs and Assisted Living. Buete will report to Don Devine, President and CEO of American Standard Brands, an affiliate of private investment firm Sun Capital Partners, Inc. The Safety Tubs business, based in Grand Prairie, TX, will remain in its current location. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.