By Nashville Business Journal

Franklin's PureSafety Inc. has bought Occupational Health Research, a Maine-based software company serving more than 800 hospitals and occupational health care facilities nationwide.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition makes Franklin-based PureSafetyâ¿¿s the largest provider of occupational and employee health software and services in the country. The company serves more than 2,000 organizations in more than 20 major industries, including manufacturing, construction, distribution, energy and health care.

PureSafety recorded revenue of $22.3 million in 2009, a 123 percent increase from revenue in 2006. The company, which has more than 150 employees, was named to the Inc. 5000 list in 2010.

Dr. Bill Newkirk, founder of OHR, will remain with PureSafety as the company's medical director.

Excerpts from the news release:

Dr. Bill Newkirk, founder of (Occupational Health Research), said, ⿿Building this company has been a labor of love for me. To see it reach this level of success and join forces with PureSafety is thrilling. I think that this acquisition will be a transformative event in the field of occupational medicine and employee health.⿝

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