Whitestone Acquisition was acquired by Paul Hartmann AG. on November 26, 2008

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Whitestone Acquisition Corp.

4265 West Vernal Pike,
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
United States,
(812)332-3703
www.whitestonecorp.com

A manufacturer of adult incontinence products such as briefs, liners and under pads, Whitestone primarily serves the institutional long-term care and home health care markets. Formed through the 1995 acquisition of assets in bankruptcy proceedings, Whitestone provides access to a market growing 7 to 10% a year due to demographic trends, Capricorn It?s turnaround strategy has encompassed consolidating operations, upgrading management, refinancing debt and launching new products. The efforts have nearly tripled gross margins from 10% at acquisition to 28.8% in 2004.


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