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Who makes DP exercise equipment?

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The Museum of East Alabama states DP exercise equipment was produced by a company called Diversified Products Corporation. The corporation was founded in 1962 with its first plant situated in Opelika, Alabama. Diversified Products Corporation is now out of business, having closed its doors in 1998.

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The company sold equipment under various brand names, including Sears, J. C. Penney, K-Mart, Orbatron and of course, DP, throughout its time of operation, according to the Encyclopedia of Alabama.

It was once the biggest supplier of exercise machinery in the world. It had plants in Opelika, Wales, Mexico, Canada and California. The Encyclopedia of Alabama claims that the company is credited with numerous innovations that revolutionized the fitness industry and set its course for the future.

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