October 7, 2016
PRIDE® EXPANDS VERTICLE, MADE-IN-USA MANUFACTURING
EXETER, PA – Pride Mobility Products® is pleased to announce the beginning of manufacturing in its wholly-owned, vertically-integrated, lift chair manufacturing plant in Pontotoc, Mississippi.
The Pride Mississippi plant is dedicated to producing the highest-quality lift chairs in the market, using state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, quality-control processes, and local craftsman.
“We listen to our providers and know the exceptional quality demanded in the lift chair market,” explains Joe O’Brien, Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing. “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. The results are proving phenomenal in every aspect.”
Pride Mississippi, which currently employs approximately 100 local employees, manufacturers every aspect of Pride® lift chairs. The ultra-quality-controlled process begins with state-of-the-art computerized cutters that precisely form each of the lift chair’s engineered inner structure. From there, master craftsmen add the springs, upholstery, and lift mechanism – creating an entire lift chair within the plant. The result is that from engineering to manufacturing to delivery, Pride’s lift chairs are uniquely manufactured in America, to the most stringent quality and manufacturing standards.
Providers will begin receiving models built in the Pride Mississippi plant as of November 7, 2016, with the majority of Pride lift chairs manufactured there by January 1, 2017.
“We’re proud to continue demonstrating through three decades of manufacturing lift chairs that wholly ‘Made-in-the-USA’ creates superior product outcomes,” adds Patrick Ramey, Director of Manufacturing, Pride Mississippi.
Pride Mobility Products® Corporation is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of consumer-inspired mobility products including Jazzy Power Chairs, Jazzy Air™, Go-Go Travel Mobility, Pride Mobility Scooters, Pride Lift Chairs, and Pride Lifts and Ramps. The Pride family of companies also includes Quantum Rehab, a leader in complex rehab power chairs with the Q6 Series of power bases, iLevel elevation technology, TRU-Balance Power Positioning Systems, and Q-Logic Drive Controls, as well as Stealth Products, the foremost manufacturer of positioning components. Headquartered in Exeter, Pennsylvania, Pride also has operations in Australia, Canada, China, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Pride is dedicated to providing expertly designed, engineered, and tested products incorporating technologically innovative features enabling consumers to achieve the highest quality of life.