USSC Group, a Dubin Clark portfolio company, announces the acquisition of the Child Check-Mate System
USSC Group (“USSC”), a manufacturer of safety, survivability and technology products for the mass transit, school bus, military, and first responder markets, has completed its third transaction since partnering with Dubin Clark, acquiring Child Check-Mate System, Inc (“CCM”).
Headquartered in Ottawa Canada, CCM 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 has worked with more than 500 school districts worldwide and its innovative products are presently installed in over 400,000 commercial vehicles.
“We are excited about the partnership with the Child Check-Mate team,” said Mike Hompesch, Partner of Dubin Clark. “The acquisition further diversifies and strengthens USSC’s product offering of technology-driven safety and survivability solutions.”
“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,” stated Joseph Mirabile, President, and CEO, USSC Group. “CCM’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,” added 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.”
While working at their family’s school bus business, Gord Both and Allen Lowe saw a critical need to improve the safety for school children around the globe. It was their collaborative efforts which made the idea of CCM a reality.
“We developed the 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,” remarked CCM’s Founder, Gord Both. “We leave our company with a great sense of accomplishment and knowing the Child Check-Mate System has contributed to saving hundreds of young children lives around the world.”
Bradley Both has been promoted to Vice President at CCM and, with the full support of the USSC team, will oversee manufacturing in Ottawa, Canada.
About USSC Group: USSC Group, a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry, designs and engineers world-class safety, survivability and technology products for commercial and military transportation vehicles. Its portfolio of products includes seating for commercial buses, fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, motor coaches, rail cars and locomotives. USSC designs and builds specialty soldier survivability systems for military vehicles and its revolutionary fire suppression systems are used in school buses, public transit, heavy machinery and more. USSC’s four core proprietary brands include: UNITED STATES SEATING COMPANY – 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; and GLOBAL SEATING – manufactures high-quality military seats and complete soldier survivability restraint systems for military vehicles.