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VIP Cinema Seating Undertakes Major Expansion At New Albany, Mississippi Plant

01/26/2017
VIP Cinema Seating, the world's largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, has reached a new manufacturing milestone with a facility expansion totaling 190,000 sq.ft. at its New Albany, Mississippi, manufacturing plant.

According to company officials, expansion will increase capacity over 60 percent and provide the capability to produce 2,000 luxury cinema seats per day, all while maintaining VIP's commitment to custom, made-in-the-U.S.A. quality.

Like the four major facilities expansions that came before it, this fifth expansion within eight years, comes in response to dramatically burgeoning demand as exhibitors across the world are recognizing the value of luxury seating in the cinema-going experience, officials said.

"What our customers are seeing is that luxury seating positively impacts all areas—not just attendance, but concessions and overall profitability as well," notes Stephen Simons, VIP CEO. "Now, this latest expansion puts us into a position to better serve our global and domestic customer partners currently and well into the future."

The newest expansion added 190,000-sq.-ft. of manufacturing facilities to the company's New Albany, MS manufacturing plant, increasing the company's total manufacturing operations to over 600,000 square feet—all of it, Simons points out is located in the U.S.A., employing a skilled team of 500.

"Our growth comes down to one important factor," Simons notes. "We provide solutions. Our team of design, engineering and service professionals approach each job from every angle to create a truly custom solution that works. We were the first to supply luxury reclining seating to the theater industry when no one else thought it could be done, and we never subscribed to the idea that out-sourcing was the best route for the highest quality. We're an American company committed to made in the U.S.A. quality."
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