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Exercise equipment manufacturer Life Fitness to add 110 jobs in Owatonna

ST. PAUL - Exercise equipment manufacturer Life Fitness said Tuesday it will add 110 jobs as part of a $22.9 million expansion of its factory that will double its production in Owatonna.

ST. PAUL – Exercise equipment manufacturer Life Fitness said Tuesday it will add 110 jobs as part of a $22.9 million expansion of its factory that will double its production in Owatonna.

The Rosemont, Ill., based company said it will expand the facility by 150,000 square feet to make room for increased production of Cybex exercise equipment. Specialists in welding, fabrication, powder coat painting and assembly will be hired. The jobs will pay an average wage of $18.37 an hour.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is supporting the project with an $850,000 grant from the Job Creation Fund. The company will receive the funding once it has met job and investment commitments.

Life Fitness produces more than 200 varieties of high-end commercial fitness products at its Owatonna facility and sells products in more than 120 countries. The company also has factories in Ramsey, Minn.; Franklin Park, Ill.; Falmouth, Ky.; Tulsa, Okla.; Bristol, Wis.; Delavan, Wis.; Medway, Mass.; and Kiskoros, Hungary.

The company also makes game room furniture and billiards tables and accessories.

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