ELKHART, IN. – A leading manufacturer of medical seating, Champion Manufacturing Inc., held a ground-breaking ceremony on October 15 to mark the start of construction on a new facility that will meet the needs of their expanding product line. Located at 5100 Hoffman Street in Elkhart, Indiana, builder DJ Construction has begun prepping the site for the new building, which will double the size of Champion’s current facility.
While researching locations for a new facility, Champion toured and considered multiple site options within the northern Indiana and southern Michigan area, but were unable to find an existing building that would meet the unique needs of the ever-growing company.
“Everyone here at Champion is excited for the new location,” said CEO Matt Weismiller. “There are so many positive things about this community. It is a great place to raise a family, there is a good workforce, and there is a strong base of suppliers that we receive the majority of our components from,” Weismiller said. “It just makes sense that we would remain here in Elkhart.”
Champion has been a part of the local community for over 27 years, but they have outgrown their current facility and need room for expansion, additional loading docks, and more storage to better serve the needs of their customers. The new facility will be 85,000 square feet, which will double the size of their current building.
Weismiller added, “We believe we’re going to use almost all of the space right away. We have a couple of new markets we have entered and we’re going to need the space to support that production line as well.”
Currently Champion employs 105 people within the Elkhart location and an additional 25 employees work remotely throughout the rest of the country. Champion manufactures approximately 25,000 medical recliners each year for dialysis clinics, and are expanding into the oncology and infusion markets in acute care settings. To support this expansion, there will be an increase in Champion’s workforce over time.
The new facility is expected to be completed in late spring of 2020.
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About Champion Manufacturing Inc.
Champion has been serving the healthcare industry since 1992, and is known for delivering medical seating that is comfortable and easy to use. Treatment seating is Champion’s only focus, and they continue to set the gold standard by providing innovative designs that deliver stylish seating solutions for high design markets, clinical functionality for acute situations, and a premium experience for both patient and caregiver. For more information, visit www.championchair.com.