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Paul Component Engineering addition

CHICO, CA (BRAIN) — Paul Component Engineering has begun construction on a 2,000-square-foot addition to its factory, increasing its square footage by 50 percent.

The company said the addition was necessitated by 21 percent average annual growth over the last five years.

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Effective january 1, Matthias Reinacher will become managing director of Pearl Izumi Europe, the company announced Monday. Reinacher is currently the senior brand manager of the Shimano-owned company.

Tagged People
From the October 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
A drawing of Park' Tool's new building

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — After 15 years in its current location, Park Tool is moving to larger digs. The Minnesota bike tool maker recently broke ground on a new factory and warehouse that it will build up over the fall and have up and running by January.

Tagged From the Magazine
The Focus Ag2R team bike.

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles is returning to the WorldTour with a three-year agreement to sponsor France's Ag2r-La Mondiale team. The brand will be the technical sponsor of the team, which will ride a new Izalco Team SL model for the 2013 season.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Scott also buys Garmont's LifeLink division

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Scott USA and Garmont USA will merge U.S. distribution operations, the companies announced this week. 

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

APPLETON, WI (BRAIN) — Road Warrior Sports, maker of a lightweight, aerodynamic sport trailer, announced this week that Marc Cutilletta has joined the company as the Rocky Mountain Region sales rep.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bikes Belong awarded $1,000 grants at Interbike to two retailers and one retailer program who participated in the group's "Build More Than Bicycles" challenge.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Awards

WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN) — Wheel maker Reynolds Cycling is enacting a minimum advertised pricing policy. The company also has launched a new pricing and pre-book program and hired a new domestic sales manager, Travis Erwin.

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The Suplest Subzero Street Racing Carbon

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN) — Serfas is distributing Swiss high-end shoe brand Suplest in the U.S., the company has announced.

Tagged Distributor news

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Opus Bicycles, a Canadian brand, had its entrance into the U.S. market at Interbike marred by the theft of its Prime 1 29er from the show.

Opus' Chris Dimmick said the $5,300 MSRP bike was taken overnight before the final day of the show, last Friday.

Tagged Interbike

VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN) — H3 Publications, publisher of Decline, Road and Tri magazines, has hired Joss DeWaele to fill the role of assistant editor for all three titles.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Shimano, which already sponsors the BMC pro road racing team, will expand its relationship with BMC next year and take over sponsorship of its pro mountain biking team, the companies announced Wednesday.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

RICHMOND, VICTORIA, Australia (BRAIN) — The Australian accessory brand Knog is opening a European headquarters in Lyon, France, the company announced Wednesday.

The Rapha section at Mellow Johnny's.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Rapha clothing is carefully expanding its brick-and-mortar retail network in the U.S., even as it ends sales to online retailers.

The ExpoBici show in Padua, Italy, closed Monday after a four-day run.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Praxis’ sister brand eyes 2014 spec
Turn's hollow carbon crank

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — Praxis, a fast-growing maker of cold-forged chainrings, is planning to enter the crank market with its Turn line. The company is tooling up to offer the road cranks for the 2014 model year and will meet with OEMs at November's Taichung Bike Week, a key show for OE spec.

Tagged Interbike

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Total attendance at last week's Interbike Expo was up nearly 10 percent over the previous year, hitting 25,536, show organizers announced Monday.

Total store count, the number of retail buyers and attendance at the OutDoor Demo also were up, show director Pat Hus said.

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DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Alchemy Bicycle Company and its parent company, Ethic Industries, are completing a move from Texas to Colorado and have added space, manufacturing capacity and manpower, company officials said.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — With its new products, marketing and staffing, Bell is aiming to recapture its past relevancy with the action sports scene.

Executives at the Bell helmet division of Easton-Bell Sports have completed a two-year effort at re-engineering the brand.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN) — America’s only Tour de France winner, Greg LeMond, did not make an appearance at Interbike last week, and the LeMond Fitness booth his company had reserved was not used.

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