Press releases, articles and white papers.

Larco White Paper Reveals Copper as a Helpful Ally in Reducing Hospital-acquired Infections

January 20, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Jan. 19, 2017) – ATEK Access Technologies today released “A New Ally in the Fight Against Bacteria that Cause Healthcare-acquired Infections (HAIs) ,” a free white paper from its Larco brand that provides...

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

October 19, 2016

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...

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New Hospital Study Finds Copper Alloys Used in Larco’s Line of Push Plates Kill Bacteria

October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 03:37 PM Eastern Daylight TimeEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A recent clinical study found that using copper alloy materials in a hospital setting can play a leading role in fighting bacteria* that cause...

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Casting company improves manufacturing process by installing Larco Safety Mats

July 21, 2016

To protect employees operating its molding machine, ATEK Metal Technologies used a steel plate that sat on 4-in. springs .......however over time the springs became warped, the springs would stick, forcing employees to adjust limit switches in...

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The bacteria-fighting super element that’s making a comeback in hospitals: copper

September 28, 2015

from the Washington Post - Sept. 20, 2015 –Ancient Egyptians used copper to sterilize chest wounds and drinking water. Greeks, Romans and Aztecs relied on copper compounds to treat burns, headaches and ear infections. Thousands of years later,...

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Larco Launches Round Push Plate Switch Box

August 24, 2015

EPA-approved push plate for automatic door activation now available in round option  EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Aug. 24, 2015) – ATEK Access Technologies, LLC expanded its line of Larco automatic door control products with the addition of...

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Larco HandiTap Wall Switch Opens the Doors to Total Access

May 29, 2015

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (June 1, 2015) – In an effort to provide ease of accessibility for all people including those with mobility devices, both manual and motorized, ATEK Access Technologies, LLC today launched the Larco HandiTap touch-...

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ATEK Access Technologies Awarded ISO 9001 Certificate

December 15, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Dec. 8, 2014) – ATEK Access Technologies today announced the successful completion of its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 audit for its corporate offices in Brainerd and Eden Prairie, Minn....

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Olin Brass announced it will showcase its range of products including Larco Coppershield switch

November 13, 2014

During the Healthcare Design Conference, Olin Brass announced it will showcase its range of products made with bactericidal copper, including the Larco CopperShield switch.SCHAUMBURG, IL November 13, 2014 – The unique CuVerro® supplier&...

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Larco U-WAV Touchless Sensing Wall Switch Opens Doors with a Wave of the Hand

October 09, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Oct. 13, 2014) – Researchers at the University of Arizona found that it takes only two to four hours for a virus to spread through an office, hotel or healthcare facility after a doorknob or tabletop is contaminated.[1]...

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