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Business Notebook: Captial Safety acquires Canadian business

Capital Safety has acquired Fall Protection Group Inc., a Calgary, Alberta-based company that works on training for at-height workers, Capital Safety announced this month.

“The acquisition of Fall Protection Group expands our footprint in training and consulting services, which will provide our customers with a broader range of solutions,” Stephen Oswald, Capital Safety CEO, said. “It brings together two great organizations with established reputations in the industry, further strengthening our position as a world leader in fall safety, while delivering our mission of bringing every worker at height home safely.”

Fall Protection Group was established in 1995 and provides at-height training and consultation services in Canada and the United States.

Capital Safety is home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands.

•Siewert’s Garage Inc. has ranked on the Towman 500 “Most Experienced Towmen in America.”

The list is compiled by American Towman Magazine and based on the oldest established towing businesses in the country. Siewert’s was established in 1946. American Towman Magazine was established in 1977 and is the oldest trade magazine in the towing industry.

Dr. Randy Foss has joined the team of Family Medicine providers at Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City.

Foss got his medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School and has an undergraduate degree from Carleton College.

Foss will offer the full spectrum of family medicine and has a special interest in obstetrics. He offers prenatal and postnatal care, as well as labor and delivery. He also speaks fluent Spanish.

“I went into Family Medicine because I really enjoy all aspects of medicine,” Foss said. “I enjoy helping babies as much as I like caring for older patients.”

•Red Wing businesswoman Susan Johnson, owner of Hawk’s Brain Garlic, won first prize for the biggest garlic in three of 10 categories at the garlic growing contest during the Minnesota Garlic Festival this month.

The contest is open to anyone who grows garlic in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Categories include biggest and smallest garlic, best garlic makeover and best in show.

—Compiled by Danielle Killey, staff writer