Exton, PA – USSC Group (USSC) a manufacturer of safety, survivability and technology products for the
mass transit, school bus, military, and first responder markets, today announced the acquisition of Child
Check-Mate System, Inc. (“CCM”). Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, CCM developed and patented a
unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers in order to ensure that all children have
safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run. In its 26 years of operations, CCM has
worked with more than 500 school districts worldwide and its innovative products are presently installed in
over 400,000 commercial vehicles.
“This technology acquisition comes as part of USSC’s unfaltering commitment to advance the safety and
security of our customers – in this case, the children who ride to school and childcare every day,” said Joseph
Mirabile, President and CEO of USSC Group. “CCM’s proven system is a welcomed addition to our portfolio
of brands, as it will expand and strengthen our capabilities to offer our customers innovative safety solutions
for the commercial transportation markets. We look forward to partnering with the entire CCM team and
continue building the company’s innovative products.”
“CCM’s unique safety technology is the clear leader in the student transportation industry,” added Kent Tyler,
EVP of USSC Group. “Our partnership will enable USSC to implement this technology across a broad
spectrum of commercial transportation markets and take care of our customers in the safest, most reliable
While working at their family’s school bus business, Gord Both and Allen Lowe saw a critical need to
improve the safety for school children around the globe. It was their collaborative efforts which made the
idea of CCM a reality.
Gord Both, CCM’s Founder, stated, “We developed the Child Check-Mate alarm system to equip school
bus drivers with vital equipment to ensure students arrive to and from school safely; 26 years later CCM is
the undisputed leader in the industry. We leave our company with a great sense of accomplishment, knowing
the CCM system has contributed to saving hundreds of young children lives around the world.”
Bradley Both has been promoted to Vice President at CCM and, with the full support of the USSC team,
will oversee manufacturing in Ottawa, Canada.
About USSC Group
USSC Group, a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry, designs and engineers world-class
safety, survivability and technology products for commercial and military transportation vehicles. Our portfolio of
products includes seating for commercial buses, fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, motor coaches, rail cars
and locomotives. We design and build specialty soldier survivability systems for military vehicles and our revolutionary fire suppression systems are used in school buses, public transit, heavy machinery and more. USSC’s four core proprietary brands include: UNITED STATES SEATING COMPANY – builds durable and ergonomically designed ADA securement seating systems for passengers and operators of buses, subways, and light-rail systems; VALOR FIRST RESPONDER SEATING – for fire trucks and emergency ambulance vehicles; FOGMAKER NORTH AMERICA – builds environmentally friendly and self-contained water mist fire suppression systems for engine compartments and enclosed spaces; and GLOBAL SEATING – manufactures high-quality military seats and complete soldier survivability restraint systems for military vehicles. For more information, please visit usscgroup.com and/or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.