Teleflex Inc., a Limerick-based medical products firm, announced Thursday that it was selling two Gulf Coast subsidiaries that make wire rope and other rigging products.

The rigging services were sold to the Houston Wire and Cable Co. for $50 million. Jake Elguicze, vice president for investor relations, said the sale was part of a continuing effort by Teleflex to focus on its core business, medical products.    - Christopher K. Hepp