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PacificSource buys Redmond dental insurer

PacificSource Health Plans has purchased the commercial business of Advanced Dental Plan, a Redmond dental insurer.

PacificSource, an independent nonprofit health insurer based in Springfield, paid Advanced Dental Plan $3.5 million for its commercial business, which includes about 35,000 members, according to the state Insurance Division. The acquisition more than doubles PacificSource's dental membership, to 67,000.

Advantage Dental purchases chain of clinics

Advantage Dental, a Redmond dental group, has purchased Hayden Family Dentistry Group, a Eugene-based practice with 13 clinics across Oregon.

Advantage Dental also acquired two companies affiliated with Hayden Family Dentistry, West Coast Dental and Oregon Professional PC.

The deal more than doubles the number of Oregon Health Plan dental patients covered by Advantage Dental. Hayden Dentistry's 60,000 Oregon Health Plan patients combined with Advantage's 58,000 makes the privately held, dentist-owned company the state's second largest provider of dental services to OHP patients.

Sheppard Motors buys Hyundai franchise from Kendall

Sheppard Motors, a Eugene auto dealer that lost its Jeep franchise in May as part of Chrysler bankruptcy reorganization, has bought the local Hyundai franchise from Kendall Auto Group in Eugene.

The sales price was not disclosed. Sheppard moved the Hyundai dealership and the 30 Hyundais it got in the deal from Goodpasture Island Road to 2300 W. Seventh Ave.

Original partner returns to buy bicycle wheel maker

Brian Roddy, one of the original partners of Rolf Prima Wheel Systems, a Eugene company that builds high-end bicycle wheels, has returned to the business as new majority owner. Founder Rolf Dietrich sold the company to Roddy, who helped the start the company in 2002, for an undisclosed price.

Roddy left the company in 2006 to work for Burley Design, a Eugene company that makes bicycle trailers. He left Burley in 2008.

Country Coach forges deals with two companies

JUNCTION CITY - RV maker Country Coach has outsourced its parts support business to a Eugene company. Specialty Logistics Inc. is a new division of Speciality Crates, which has provided packaging services to the RV industry.

Country Coach also has agreed to take on a new equity partner to sell its motor homes in other regions. Recreation Live, an RV wholesaler with locations in Schertz, Texas, and Pompano Beach, Fla., plans to open three Country Coach factory stores and service centers in Florida, the Midwest and Southwest.

Wastewater equipment maker buys old Bayliner site

ROSEBURG - The owners of a Sutherlin company that makes and sells wastewater treatment equipment have bought the site of a former boat manufacturer north of Roseburg.

Hal Ball, his sons Eric and Jeff, and Terry Bounds, who own Orenco Systems in Sutherlin, set up a new company, Winchester Facilities, which bought the former Bayliner Marine site. The price for the 45 acres, which includes a 126,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, was not disclosed.

Funk/Levis announces addition of new clients

Funk/Levis & Associates, a Eugene-based advertising and marketing agency, has added eight new clients: Mushroom Science, The Oregon Jamboree, Public Safety Center, Sequential Bio-Fuels, Concinnity Consulting, Farwest Steel, Kennedy Jenks and Olive Grand. The agency's Web site is
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Title Annotation:Blue Chip
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Sep 1, 2009
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