Binson’s Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Binson’s Medical Equipment & Supplies celebrated its 70th anniversary with an event that both commemorated the company’s past and looked forward to the future.

Portrait of Binson’s founder S. George Binson (left) and James E. Binson, Chairman of the Board.

Included in the celebration was a portrait of Binson’s founder S. George Binson (left) and James E. Binson, Chairman of the company’s board of directors.

In a July 18 blog post on the Binson’s Web site, the company shared highlights of the anniversary party, which brought together community leaders including State Rep. Donavan McKinney; Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller; State Sen. Paul Wojno; District 12 Commissioner Michelle Nard; Center Line Mayor Bob Binson; Center Line Public Schools Superintendent Joseph Haynes; City Manager/City Clerk Dennis E. Champine; and Karen Brown, representing Rep. John James.

At the celebration was a painting of S. George Binson, who founded the business in 1953. Also pictured in the painting is James E. Binson, Chairman of Binson’s board of directors.

Bob Binson said at the ceremony, “I asked to have this picture up here today because I wanted my grandfather here, because he’s the one that started this whole thing.”

For the anniversary, the company created a video — Binson’s Celebrates 70 Years: A Journey Through Time. “Seventy years ago, at the heart of Michigan, we laid the foundation of Binson’s, a healthcare entity that’s about more than just equipment and services,” the narrator said. “Throughout this transformative journey, we’ve discovered our role extends beyond just being a provider.”

The video, viewable on the Binson’s Web site, includes quotes from member of the Binson family and Binson’s employees, and discusses community service activities, such as the company’s long-time support of a camp for children with muscular dystrophy.

Binson’s has 16 locations in Michigan: Ann Arbor, Brighton, Center Line, Center Line Pharmacy, Dearborn, Flint, Flint Outpatient Pharmacy, Flint Pharmacy, Livonia, Nursing & Staffing (Flint), Royal Oak, Southgate, St. Mary Mercy Hospital (Livonia), Sterling Heights, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (Pontiac), and Troy. Binson has two additional offices in South Bend, Ind., and Longwood, Fla.

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