Champion Manufacturing Celebrates Upcoming Addition to Their Facility with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

70 Jobs to Be Added in Ocala 

(Ocala, Fl) – The preeminent provider of procedural and clinical accommodations, Champion Manufacturing LLC, held a ceremonial groundbreaking and ribbon cutting event on Saturday, October 22nd for the new construction of a 54,000 square-foot expansion to their current Ocala facility. The building addition will position Champion to increase the number of employees and allow for innovation within the operations and production capacity of their high-quality and hand-crafted chairs. The new annex will:

  • Double the total amount of production lines in use from three to six
  • Produce 70 new staff positions upon completion of construction increasing the overall staffing capacity by 45 percent
  • New employment positions will include quality assurance positions, leadership roles, general production, upholstery, metalworking, and wood shop, all with on-the-job training
  • Continue to make and improve market-leading clinical seating products and solutions in Ocala that began with Champion’s acquisition of Winco, Inc.

Approximately 150 employees and family members were on site to witness the celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new annex and new Champion signage.  Along with employees, city dignitaries were in attendance including Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership President and CEO Kevin Sheilley, and Director of Job Creation, Bart Rowland.

group of people at Champion Ceremonial groundbreaking and ribbon cutting cermony

From left to right:  Michael Holloway (local developer and facility owner), Paul McAllister (COO Champion Manufacturing), Matt Weismiller (CEO Champion Manufacturing), Bart Rowland (Director of Job Creation, Ocala CEP), Kevin Sheilley (President & CEO, Ocala CEP)

“It was an exciting day for the Champion Team,” said Paul McAllister, chief Operating Officer for Champion. “In addition to the ribbon cutting there was a family day at the facility where Champion Associates and their families could enjoy the beautiful weather while participating in several activities and games. It was a terrific way to celebrate the future of Champion Manufacturing in Ocala.”

The additional 54,000 square-foot facility will provide the room and momentum to improve operations, production, and bring on new staff. The facility currently produces Winco and TransMotion products and will begin to produce Champion product line chairs on-site when the expansion is completed. The medical seating market is nearly a $4 billion a year industry that is expected to see continued growth in the next 10 years.

Construction is already in progress and is expected to be completed in March of 2023.

About Champion Manufacturing LLC

Champion Manufacturing LLC, founded in 1992, is a medical device company specializing in medical seating that is designed to be both beautiful and comfortable for a premium patient and provider experience. Champion acquired Winco in March of 2021 and has since been producing quality medical seating in Ocala. Champion Chair focuses on producing high quality and well-engineered medical seating for outpatient, post-acute medical facilities where the comfort of the patient is of the utmost importance.  Champion also manufactures products for home care environments, patients in hospitals and imaging centers, as well as health providers. To get more information on Champion Manufacturing visit