ATEK Access Technologies Partners with Medical Resources to Grow Larco CopperShield Sales

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (October 19, 2016) – ATEK Access Technologies® has entered into a partnership with Medical Resources to meet the growing demand for its Larco® CopperShield ® push plates. Medical Resources will now offer Larco CopperShield push plates to new and existing accounts across the country. The Larco CopperShield push plate is an automatic door activation switch made from CuVerro® bactericidal copper.

Unlike silver coatings or any other touch-surface metal, CuVerro is recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill more than 99.9 percent of bacteria*, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), within two hours, when cleaned regularly. CopperShield is the only push-plate switch that utilizes a solid bactericidal material registered by the EPA to make public health claims.

“Hospital-acquired infections can be devastating to a healthcare institution’s revenue and reputation,” said Randy Reichenbach, vice president of sales, Medical Resources. “The Larco CopperShield wall switch will enhance our offering of CuVerro products that support infection control programs.”

Medical Resources has been providing medical equipment, furniture, interior design services and technical solutions to physician offices, surgery centers, hospitals, government institutions and schools since 1987.

“Medical Resources will help us to grow and support CopperShield sales in the healthcare industry,” said Sherri McDaniel, president of ATEK Access Technologies. “Medical Resources’ leadership in the industry will help us meet the growing demand for the trusted Larco CopperShield products nationwide.”

Since 1957, Larco has been a leader in access technologies for public entrances. Today, Larco offers a broad range of entry products, from the industry’s most durable mats and automated sensors, to push-plate switches and more.

For more information about ATEK Access Technologies, visit For more information about the Larco CopperShield push plate and other Larco products, visit

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About ATEK Access Technologies

ATEK Access Technologies, LLC is part of the ATEK Companies group of technology and manufacturing businesses. Its industry-leading brands use the power of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies to provide customers access to superior efficiencies and savings, essential data and systems, improved safety and control, and expert solutions and support. Its brands include AssetScan, Datakey, Larco and TankScan. For more information, visit

*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, CuVerro surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7, and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE).

The use of CuVerro® bactericidal copper products are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. This surface has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross contamination. CuVerro® is a registered trademark of GBC Metals, LLC and is used with permission (L-0007-1606). See for more details.

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