Kirkman acquires Rose Laboratories

Kirkman, a 67-year-old Oregon nutritional supplement manufacturer, has announced its recent acquisition of Rose Laboratories

Rose Laboratories offers unique nutraceutical products, especially formulated for healthcare practitioners.

Kirkman plans to retain Rose Laboratories' branded product line, which will be produced at Kirkman's state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Lake Oswego.

"Rose Laboratories, was a natural fit for Kirkman", David Humphrey, CEO and President of Kirkman said. "Both companies have been family owned with long histories of dedication to providing customers with effective products to meet special health needs."

Kirkman is a leading supplier of nutritional supplements for individuals with special dietary requirements and sensitivities. "The unique formulations, marketed by Rose Laboratories, will allow Kirkman to expand its product offerings to certain types of healthcare practitioners," Humphrey said.

Rose Laboratories was started in California. It was purchased 34 years ago by Wes and Rosemary Cooley (husband and wife). In the 1980s, the couple moved the company to Bend. Their daughter, Linda Carlin, served as President of the company until it was sold to Kirkman.

Carlin said she looks forward to the expansion of Rose Laboratories' product lines and market that Kirkman can provide with its manufacturing capabilities and established distribution channels.

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