HLS Health & Wellness closing after filing bankruptcy

JASPER, IN (WFIE) - A local medical home supply store with strong ties to Jasper is closing its doors.

We have learned HLS Health and Wellness filed for bankruptcy and the bank is forcing them to sell.

Owner Rick Stradtner says he hired a company two years ago to take care of customer billing. Stradtner says that company was negligent, and the store cut ties with it in October.

But it wasn't enough to save HLS.

"The relationship's built have meant a lot and people that have heard of this and their support, although they can't change it for us, I think they empathize with us how terrible this is," Stradtner explains.

Stradtner says he is taking time to find the right buyer for the business.

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