Winco Raises Weight Capacity on Power Hi/Lo Blood Draw Chair

Winco Raises Weight Capacity on Power Hi/Lo Blood Draw Chair
New weight capacity of 350 pounds enhances caregiver safety and convenience

Ocala, FL. March 2012 - Winco Mfg., LLC announces an enhancement to its popular Power Blood Draw Chair, Model 2588, increasing the standard weight capacity to 350 pounds.  Over the past several years, higher weight capacity specifications from Government and Group Purchasing Organizations have been requested.  Both customer feedback and these new requirements drove Winco’s decision to invest in this upgrade.

Even prior to the increased weight capacity, this specialty chair was the choice of facilities adopting safe patient handling protocols.  The chair is an important tool in helping to reduce caregiver strain from bending, twisting and lifting activities through effortless patient positioning.  A convenient footswitch controls the power hi/lo feature, smoothly lifting the patient from a safe, low entry height of 18.5” up to as much as 30”, matching a comfortable, strain-free working height for the technician. 

“We have enjoyed positive response to the benefits of the Model 2588 Power Blood Draw Chair since its introduction” commented Jim Ankoviak, President and CEO of Winco, “It’s gratifying to know that this product can make a difference in the safer delivery of care, and reduced incidents of caregiver injury.  The improved weight capacity allows us to further extend those benefits.”

Winco’s changes to Model 2588 are part of continual improvement projects across all product lines to enhance the delivery of care for patients and caregivers alike.  The enhanced Model 2588 Power Blood Draw Chair complements Winco’s full line of phlebotomy chairs, offering a variety of seating and storage options to choose from. 

For more information on the Power Blood Draw Chair or any of our full line of Medical furnishings, call Winco for information or to arrange a demonstration today!


Winco Mfg., LLC is a privately held medical furnishings manufacturer and distributor based in Ocala, FL. The overwhelming majority of Winco products are designed and built in our ISO 9001/2008 certified facility in Florida and distributed worldwide.  Originally established in 1954, Winco has a long and proud history of providing innovative products that enhance patient comfort and safety, improve caregiver safety and convenience and meet facility requirements for function, durability and aesthetic appeal.  Visit for more information on the company or its full line of products for medical and institutional needs.