Ride Designs Moves into Expanded Facility
New, 32,000-square-foot facility will house all aspects of wheelchair seating company’s operations.
- By David Kopf
- Nov 16, 2015
Wheelchair seating and back maker Ride Designs has moved to a new, larger facility in Littleton, Colo., located five miles from its previous headquarters.
Necessitated by business growth, the company reported the move to the new facility began a year ago, when the Ride Designs identified the space and secured a new lease.
Ride Designs had to completely repurpose the 32,000-square-foot facility, which was previously used as a Lockheed Martin design center. The move was planned over the course of the year in order to minimize any disruption in operations, according to the company.
“We scrapped everything in the interior except two bathrooms,” Ride Designs CEO Tom Hetzel explained.
The new facility houses all aspects of Ride Designs’ operation: the Aspen Seating Clinic, including the Ride Sports program; a new education facility with café; Ride Custom and configured products manufacturing; research and development; and all administrative and customer service operations.
Ride Designs will be opening its doors on Fri., Dec. 11, from 4 to 8 pm, for a combined open house and holiday reception.
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David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.