Sports Equipment, With a "Made in Salt Lake City" Label
As we’ve noted time and again, manufacturing is an incredibly important component of the U.S. economy.
Manufacturing also serves as an integral part of the local economy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Among the many manufacturers located in the city is Pro-Elite Strength Systems. Family owned and operated, the company designs and manufactures gym and athletic equipment that is then sold to schools, gyms, and other workout facilities.
At the heart of the company’s success is John Rowbotham, Pro-Elite’s president. A former college football player, Rowbotham has parlayed his love of sports and fitness to his career, running both the business and manufacturing sides of the business from the company’s headquarters in the Utah city.
We visited the company on a recent trip to Salt Lake City and documented how the gym equipment is made.