Dubin Clark’s USSC acquires Child Check-Mate Systems

CPE Media News (3/25/2019) – USSC Group, a portfolio company of Dubin Clark & Company, Inc., has acquired Child Check-Mate Systems Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 1992 by Gordon Both, Navan, Ontario based Child Check-Mate Systems developed and patented a unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers in order to ensure that all children have safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run.

Bradly Both has been promoted to Vice President at CCM, and with the full support of the USSC team, will oversee the manufacturing in Navan/Ottawa.

In 2015, Dubin Clark & Company, a Boston based private equity firm, with the support of Midwest Mezzanine Funds, acquired United States Seating Company (USSC), an Exton, Pennsylvania based manufacturer of innovative safety and survivability solutions for extreme-duty, niche transportation markets.

Child Check-Mate Systems is USSC second add-on acquisition.

photo credit: Child Check-Mate Systems

News Release

USSC Group Acquires Canadian School Bus Safety and Technology Company

EXTON, Pa., March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — USSC Group, (USSC) a manufacturer of safety, survivability and technology products for the mass transit, school bus, military, and first responder markets, today announced the acquisition of Child Check-Mate Systems (“CCM”). Headquartered in Ottawa Canada, the company developed and patented a unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers in order to ensure that all children have safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run. In its 26 years of operations, CCM works with more than 500 school districts worldwide; their innovative products are presently installed in over 400,000 commercial vehicles.

“This technology acquisition comes as part of USSC’s unfaltering commitment to advance the safety and security of our customers, in this case, the children who ride to school and childcare every day,” said Joseph Mirabile, President, and CEO USSC Group. “Child Check-Mate’s proven system is a welcomed addition to our portfolio of brands it will expand and strengthen our capabilities to offer our customers innovative safety solutions for the commercial transportation markets. We look forward to partnering with the entire CCM team and continue building the company’s innovative products.”

“CCM’s unique safety technology is the clear leader in the student transportation industry said,” Kent Tyler, EVP USSC Group. “Our partnership will enable USSC to implement this technology across a broad spectrum of commercial transportation markets, to take care of our customers in the safest, most reliable way possible.”

Gord Both, Founder, CCM said, “We developed Child Check-Mate alarm system to equip school bus drivers with vital equipment to ensure students arrive to and from school safely, 26 years later CCM is the undisputed leader in the industry and has contributed to saving hundreds of children lives around the world.”

Bradly Both has been promoted to Vice President at CCM, and with the full support of the USSC team, will oversee the manufacturing in Ottawa, Canada.

About USSC Group

USSC Group; a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry, we design and engineer world-class safety, survivability and technology products for commercial and military transportation vehicles. Our portfolio of products includes seating for commercial buses, fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, motor coaches, rail cars and locomotives. We design and build specialty soldier survivability systems for military vehicles and our revolutionary fire suppression systems are used in school buses, public transit, heavy machinery and more. Our four core proprietary brands include; UNITED STATES SEATING – builds durable and ergonomically designed ADA securement seating systems for passengers and operators of buses, subways, and light-rail systems. VALOR FIRST RESPONDER SEATING – for fire trucks and emergency ambulance vehicles. FOGMAKER NORTH AMERICA- builds environmentally friendly and self-contained water mist fire suppression systems for engine compartments and enclosed spaces. GLOBAL SEATING – manufactures high-quality military seats and complete soldier survivability restraint systems for military vehicles. For more information go to usscgroup.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.

USSC Group Media Contact: Gail Scardapane
101 Gordon Drive, Exton, PA 19341
E: gscardapane@usscgroup.com
C: 856 904-2200 | www.usscgroup.com

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