Yesterday, Santa Cruz, California-based NHS announced Flip Skateboards as its latest brand. Read on for the official press release.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- NHS Announces Distribution of Flip Skateboards

Dec 1, 2008- Santa Cruz, Calif. NHS, one of skateboarding’s largest and most successful manufacturer/distributors, is proud to welcome Flip Skateboards to its brand roster.  NHS will utilize its global sales and distribution reach to realize Flip’s full potential as a dominant skateboard brand.

Bob Denike, President and CEO of NHS had this to say, “The addition  of Flip strengthens our position to be the #1 skateboard supplier in  the industry. The NHS strategy is simple; strong brands across all  categories, innovative product development and working with the best  pro skaters; past, present and future. The Flip brand together with  the global Flip team are a powerful and welcome addition to the NHS  group. And frankly, it’s about f*#king time!” “With Flip’s move to NHS and the upcoming “Extremely Sorry” video release, all the pieces of the puzzle are now in place to put Flip right at the top!”
Kelly Jablonski, CEO- Ultimate Distribution, Canada “Flip and NHS, 2 of the biggest and best skateboard companies in the world, have now joined together making NHS a 1-stop shop!”
Chris Allen, President- Shiner, UK “We are really excited to welcome Flip Skateboards to the NHS family,”
Holly Anderson, NHS Senior Sales Manager. “The Flip addition diversifies our brand selection even more. We truly satisfy all our customer needs with the industry’s leading deck, wheel, and truck brands.” “The timing of the NHS-Flip agreement is actually really good- our sales team is stronger than it’s ever been and our ability to deliver product globally is running smoother than ever. Flip heavily strengthens NHS without cannibalizing sales of our existing brands and product.”
Jeff Kendall, VP- NHS “I am proud and honored that the rich histories of both NHS and Flip Skateboards have come together. With the support of NHS and the strength of the Flip brand and team it’s a win-win situation.  The timing could not have been more perfect!”
Geoff Rowley, Pro Skater, co-owner – Flip Skateboards Jeremy Fox, Flip founder, says
“This move makes perfect sense for the Flip brand as well as for NHS as our new distribution partner, and we feel that there is great synergy between the two companies both in terms of business direction and commitment to skateboarding.”

About NHS Inc.
NHS Inc. was founded in 1973 by Richard Novak, Doug Haut and Jay Shuirman. NHS Inc. is Independent Truck Company & Apparel, Krux Trucks, Ricta Wheel Dynamics, Mob Grip, Nor Cal Clothing, Creature Skateboards and sh#t, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Surfboards, Snowboards & Apparel, Bullet Skateboards & Safety Gear, Skateboarding Is Not A Crime, designarium and Strangenotes.com. For more information about NHS Inc. and our brands, visit nhs-inc.com.