Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, will break ground at its Ramsey, Minn., factory on Sept. 24, to make way for a nearly 50,000-square-foot expansion.

The addition comes after production at the factory has nearly doubled over the previous six years. In addition to increased production efficiency, the expansion will provide additional jobs for the local community and surrounding area.

“Our factory in Ramsey is vital to our global production,” said Chris Clawson, president of Life Fitness. “We produce more products in Ramsey than anywhere else in the world, and we’re excited to continue growing with the community and providing more job opportunities as we expand.”

Currently, the Life Fitness Ramsey factory produces more than 140 different commercial strength Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment products. Additionally, the location produces welded components for Life Fitness cardiovascular fitness equipment that are shipped to its Franklin Park, Ill., facility for full assembly.

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