In keeping with a positive trend in American manufacturing, Convaid will be expanding its product line in 2015 and 2016 and updating features on some its most popular pediatric wheelchairs — growing jobs in manufacturing and engineering. As the U.S. economy slowly advances, Convaid is proud to join the list of American manufacturers who continue to provide the fuel behind improving jobs reports. Convaid is one of many American manufacturing companies — which represent nearly 70% of America’s private sector economy — contributing to the Made in USA movement.
With companies such as Apple, Airbus and Walmart opting to produce or acquire goods Made in the USA, Convaid joins a long list of leaders who are thinking regionally and affecting the global economy. Convaid, like many American companies, is known for the manufacturing quality of its product. A global upsurge in consumption of goods Made in USA is fueled by reputation and lower cost to produce, facilitated by reduced oil prices in America relative to the rest of the world.Where global workers in India, China, Indonesia, Mexico and other countries are clamoring for higher wages, coupled with soaring transportation costs, American products because of cost and quality, are become more desirable globally.According to a Harvard Business School economist, manufacturing will continue to be the driver to an improving American economy, where $1 of manufacturing activity returns 150% to the economy.”Convaid knows the importance of securing a good job force. We value profit over people and incentivize our workforce to ensure employee retention, product quality, predictable delivery — all staple American values that contribute to an expanding customer base. Our dedicated and well-trained workforce has helped catapult a mid-sized company into a position of market prominence in the sector of lightweight, compact folding pediatric wheelchairs, where we continue to grow and innovate,” said Convaid CEO, Chris Braun.
Economists foresee cutting edge manufacturing technologies and lean factories as the key to American companies edging out global competitors. Ahead of this curve, Convaid has implemented companywide lean training and optimized operations in preparation for an expanded product line.
Convaid, the company that invented the adaptive assisted wheelchair, has helped special needs children and their families live fuller, more productive lives since 1976. Convaid produces high-performance, easy-to-use and attractive mobility products for all stages of a young person’s life, from infancy to young adulthood. Each product is custom-built to individual specifications to provide optimum comfort, safety and convenience.