Workers are busy packaging fitness equipment at a factory in Xiandian town, Rudong county, Nantong, Jiangsu province on July 2. Xindian town, known in Jiangsu as the home of fitness equipment, has established a comprehensive industrial system for the production and sale of fitness equipment. Statistics show that there are 94 fitness equipment companies operating in the town, producing nearly 2,000 varieties of exercise equipment. According to the local government, the town's fitness equipment is popular in 20 countries and regions throughout Europe, the Americas, and Southeast Asia. The town also leads East China in the overall value of its fitness equipment output. The booming fitness equipment industry has helped increase employment in the area and raised incomes for local farmers. Local officials said that the industry has contributed to economic growth in the area. [Photo/IC]
A woman works at a fitness equipment factory in Xiandian town, Rudong county, Nantong, Jiangsu province on July 2. [Photo/IC]
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