Leading Medical Recliner Manufacturer Celebrates 20 Years Of Continuous Growth

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Champion Manufacturing Announces Record Sales Growth.

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What's really remarkable is that a number of our leadership team members go back to the company's start two decades ago

Champion Manufacturing is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as the market leader in medical seating manufacturing with an outstanding record of growth to become a market leader in medical recliners.

"What's really remarkable is that a number of our leadership team members go back to the company's start two decades ago," said company General Manager Doug Keeslar. "That's the kind of commitment, continuity and corporate memory that is tremendously valuable in what we do today. It also says a lot about the bonds we've developed over the years as a team."

When it began in 1992, Champion saw an opportunity in the healthcare industry. The company developed a medical grade recliner for healthcare seating and quickly established a leadership position in this market.

Champion's dynamic growth, market strength and quality product line caught the attention of Invacare Inc., one of the world's largest medical equipment companies. Invacare purchased Champion in 2004. Champion's small-company nimbleness in responding to market needs was now backed by the resources of Its superior products, diverse sales structure, and significant resources helped Champion weather the recent economic downturn without a reduction in employment. In fact, Champion has continued to grow its sales and product offering, which now features a broad line of patient recliner models along with task seating and sleeper chairs. Champion also manufactures an "unmatched" range of seating accessories, as well as specialized wheelchairs sold through Invacare.

Keeslar, who took the company helm in 2004, said, "it's been quite a thrill to see all the growth we've had and things we've accomplished over the last 20 years. That we've gone from being a small seating manufacturer to a company that has product in nearly every healthcare community in the U.S., and in many countries, is a tribute to the innovative, dependable and quality products we continue to bring to market."

Champion is currently anticipating future growth with plans for manufacturing expansion. Supporting this growth, Champion engaged Precept Partners, Internet consultants to optimize its website and online visibility. Stephen Antisdel, manager at Precept said, "We see Champion's improved web presence as an important catalyst in future growth." For more information about Champion and its products, visit http://www.championchair.com

About Champion Chair:

We delivered our first product - a medical sleeper chair. Our medical sleeper was the first chair in the industry to satisfy everyone, comfort for the patient, user-friendliness for the caregiver and cost-effectiveness for the treatment center.

Our chair was so well designed that it impressed one of the world's largest medical distributors, which inspired us to develop our medical treatment recliner for hemodialysis. That chair, too, followed our "Every one served. Everyone satisfied." philosophy. Combined with a steady stream of customer input and patient feedback, this approach makes our entire family of Medical Recliners, Sleeper Chairs and Caregiver Seating the "benchmark" for the industry.

About Precept Partners:

Precept Partners provides award winning website design, development and marketing services. The company has served clients in retail, e-commerce, OEM manufacturing, technology and not-for-profit sectors including Carhartt, Crown Audio, Fernwood Botanical Gardens, Foamiture, OleeCreative, PromoQuip, SC Supply, Veada, and Wear to Win.

Media recognition for Precept's work includes coverage in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and NPR. Client awards include the Inc. 500, the Internet Retailer 500, the Hot 100 Best Retail Websites, the Webby Award and many others. For more information visit http://www.PreceptPartners.com

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