Medmarco Inc., a Salt Lake City-based home health-care company, plans to complete its purchase Oct. 20 of medical industry manufacturer and distributor Darrow Medical Group of Las Vegas. Darrow is the maker of a polypropylene ``pill monitor'' and polystyrene medicine spoon, both of which are used to dispense medication accurately. For the first six months of 1995, Darrow had a pretax profit of $189,256 on sales of $703,356.
Darrow Beaton, Darrow's president and chief executive officer, said his company subcontracts all its injection molding to Phoenix-based Industrial Technology Inc.
Industrial Technology co-owner Jerry Brown said Darrow constituted a ``small amount'' of Industrial's business, which he said is performed on two machines with 200 tons and 330 tons of clamping force.
Medmarco, a public company since January 1994, described itself in a news release as an ``acquisition-oriented home health-care company specializing in home infusion therapy, durable medical equipment and respiratory services.'' The company caters to health maintenance organizations and other managed-care groups.
Medmarco had sales in the first six months of 1995 of $6.45 million, Medmarco spokesman Jack Bothe said.
Bothe noted that although Darrow is not that closely related to the home health-care industry, the acquisition ``will lead to referrals toward the acquisition of other home health-care companies.''