Whitsett, NC-- Like most gym rats, you probably pay little attention to who made the fitness equipment you use during your workout at the gym.
This also means you didn't know it was made right here in the Triad. The manufacturer is Precor, a well-respected name in fitness equipment industry. The company has been manufacturing exercise machines in the Piedmont since 2009.
More than 110 employees work at the 230 thousand square foot facility in Guilford County. From start to finish, they make dozens of different types of equipment that target different muscle groups, such as the leg extension and the leg curl machines.
Last year, the plant produced 17,000 pieces of strength equipment. This year, it's on track of creating 22,000 units.
Precor fitness equipment can be found in many YMCAs and numerous health clubs across the Triad. Hilton hotels is a major client.
The company also manufactures cardio equipment, such as treadmills and elliptical trainers, but those are made at the company's facilities in Washington State.