Pride Mobility Products expands manufacturing in US

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Friday, October 7, 2016

EXETER, Pa. – Pride Mobility Products has begun manufacturing its lift chairs in a wholly owned, vertically integrated manufacturing plant in Pontotoc, Miss.

Pride’s lift chairs are manufactured from start to finish at the plant, called Pride Mississippi.

“We realize that the only way to achieve a win-win for all is to stay true to our 30-year roots in lift chairs and evolve our wholly owned, vertically integrated manufacturing here in the U.S. via Pride Mississippi,” said Joe O’Brien, senior vice president of global manufacturing at Pride Mobility Products.

At the plant, which currently employs 100, Pride Mobility Products is using state-of-the-art computerized cutters to form each of the lift chair’s engineered inner structures, while master craftsmen add the springs, upholstery and lift mechanisms.

Providers will begin receiving models built in the plant as of Nov. 7. The majority of lift chairs will be built there by Jan. 1, 2017.

“We’re proud to demonstrate through three decades of manufacturing lift chairs that wholly ‘Made-in-the-USA’ creates superior product outcomes,” said Patrick Ramey, director of manufacturing at Pride Mississippi.