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Manufacturers lean on product design, provider network

October 14, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Pottery Barn may have a certain cachet, but HME manufacturers say their lift chairs and adjustable beds are better products.  HME manufacturers like Pride, which makes the VivaLift Power Recliner, offer not only multiple fabric, padding and heating options but also multiple sizes, not to mention a brick-and-mortar provider network that’s able to evaluate consumers, says Jeffrey Distasio, vice president of sales.  “Our providers have the expertise...

Graham Field, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Lift chairs, Pottery Barn, Pride

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Manufacturers to providers: Stick with lift chairs

October 20, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - With lift chair providers facing increasing competition, manufacturers have stepped in and launched programs to help them keep a toehold in the competitive market.Providers are feeling the heat from not only furniture retailers like La-Z-Boy, but also discount clubs like Costco and even e-commerce giants like Wayfair.“The lift chair market is so robust, to the degree that alternative channels are getting into the market in a bigger way,” said Micah Swick, director of...

Golden Technologies, Incentives, Lift chairs, Pride Mobility, Retail

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Made in USA, from start to finish

November 23, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

EXETER, Pa. - With a new wholly owned, vertically integrated manufacturing facility in Pontotoc, Miss., Pride Mobility is now behind “literally every stitch” of its lift chairs, says Pat Ramey, director of manufacturing.Lift chairs made from start to finish at the facility, known as Pride Mississippi, were a highlight of the company's booth at Medtrade this year, where it debuted a “Home Décor Collection.”“We control every aspect, from engineering to testing to manufacturing...

Lift chairs, Pride Mobility

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Pride Mobility Products expands manufacturing in US

October 7, 2016HME News Staff

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,...

Lift chairs, Made-in-the-USA, Manufacturing, Pride Mobility Products

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'Close deals on the spot'

October 24, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OLD FORGE, Pa. - An in-store selling center for lift chairs has been so successful for Golden Technologies and its provider customers that the manufacturer has expanded the concept to scooters.Golden's “Mobility Flagship Selling Center,” which debuted at Medtrade in October, features a tower to showcase graphics and literature, and a ramp to showcase a scooter. Connecting the two: A seven-foot high bar with hanging signs that describe how “Scooters Help You.”“The growth...

Golden Technologies, Lift chairs

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Cy Corgan: Yes, retail sales can grow

September 30, 2009Amanda Estes

Thanks to the shaky economy, consumers are saving more and buying less, but that's no reason for providers to let retail sales fall by the wayside, says retail mobility expert Cy Corgan. With effective marketing, providers can drive traffic to their stores and increase revenue. In his Medtrade session, "Retail Mobility--Best Practices for Success in a Turbulent Economy," Corgan will share his strategies for retail success.  HME News: Why focus on retail mobility, as opposed to retail for other...

Cy Corgan, Cy Corgan, Lift chairs, Mobility, Oxygen, Oxygen, scooters

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