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Patterson Dental Company Changes Name to Patterson Companies, Inc.



ST. PAUL St. Paul

as a missionary he fearlessly confronts the “perils of waters, of robbers, in the city, in the wilderness.” [N.T.: II Cor. 11:26]

See : Bravery
, Minn. -- Patterson Dental Patterson Dental Company (NASDAQ: PDCO), founded in 1878 and based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is the historical name of the S&P 500 member now known as Patterson Companies, Inc. since that name change in 2004. The company has been publicly-traded since 1992.  Company (Nasdaq:PDCO PDCO Property Disposal Control Officer ) today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Patterson Companies, Inc. Patterson will retain its existing Nasdaq stock symbol.

The new corporate name was adopted to reflect Patterson's expanding base of business, which now encompasses the veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets, as well as its traditional base of operations Noun 1. base of operations - installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
base

air base, air station - a base for military aircraft

army base - a large base of operations for an army
 in the dental supply market.

Patterson's operating units will continue to be Patterson Dental Supply, Inc., Webster Veterinary Supply, Inc. and AbilityOne Products Corp.

About Patterson

Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian veterinarian /vet·er·i·nar·i·an/ (vet?er-i-nar´e-an) a person trained and authorized to practice veterinary medicine and surgery; a doctor of veterinary medicine.

vet·er·i·nar·i·an
n.
 and rehabilitation supply markets.

Dental Market

As Patterson's largest business, Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America.

Veterinary Market

Webster Veterinary Supply, Inc. is the nation's second largest distributor of consumable veterinary supplies, equipment, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals to companion-pet veterinary clinics.

Rehabilitation Market

AbilityOne Products Corp. is the world's leading distributor of rehabilitation supplies and non-wheelchair assistive patient products to the physical and occupational therapy markets. The unit's global customer base includes hospitals, long-term care facilities long-term care facility
n.
See skilled nursing facility.
, clinics and dealers.
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