The Godwin Group affiliate Champion Hoist & Equipment Company announces the completion of a one year, one million dollar retooling initiative.
In January 2013, Champion Hoist & Equipment began the project to streamline and improve product manufacturing process. The need for increased production became acute when Champion nearly doubled sales in 2013.
Improvements include replacing a majority of the major fabrication equipment with new, higher capacity Fab-Line machinery. Champion also upgraded its hydraulics department with several state-of-the-art lathes and milling machines in order to increase hydraulic cylinder production.
The manufacturing upgrades wrapped up last month with the installation of a fully automatic, high capacity material saw with an automated stacking table that was designed by The Godwin Group founder Pat Godwin Sr.