COLUMBIA, S.C. (BRAIN) — By the end of the year Kent hopes to make 75,000 bikes in a new South Carolina factory. And by the end of 2016, 500,000 bikes should be rolling off Kent’s assembly line, according to Kent CEO Arnold Kamler.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is hosting the year’s first Technician Training program, sponsored by the Light Electric Vehicle Association.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ben Capron, who previously served as chief brand officer at Specialized Bicycle Components, is back at the Morgan Hill, Calif., company.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The NYC Bike Expo has announced a new location for its May 16-17 event. The consumer show is being held at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue at 26th Street in midtown Manhattan.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — VP Components has adopted a Minimum Advertised Price policy, the company announced Wednesday.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — David Bach is manning a booth at his first Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Expo Wednesday. It's the first day of a four-day show and Bach hopes he can convince retailers that riding a fat-tire bike on snow with a ski strapped to the front tire is a sure-fire sale.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Mark Mollenkopf has joined Portland Design Works as the accessory maker’s national sales manager.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Blackburn is looking for adventure-minded cyclists to serve as brand ambassadors and chronicle their journeys in the company’s “Blackburn Rangers” program for 2014.
OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hydration system manufacturer Hydrapak has completed an expansion of its San Francisco Bay Area headquarters as the company broadens U.S. distribution of its SoftFlask collapsible bottles for gels and liquids.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has hired Adam Chamberlain as its new vice president of marketing.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts Inc. has named Verde Brand Communications as its PR agency of record.
BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries' Sugoi Performance Apparel has acquired the mountain bike and lifestyle apparel brand Sombrio.
NEWTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Steve Marcus, a longtime New England sales rep for several brands and a former retailer and framebuilder, died Thursday, Jan. 16, at age 60.
Marcus had been suffering from cancer for several years, friends said. He died at home surrounded by his family.
WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles, which has been off the market for nearly two years, has been sold; the new owners and management say it will begin shipping 2014 model bikes this month.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Escapade Custom, which provides custom logo cycling products for North American bike retailers, and other organizations, has launched a new website that its says will better serve its customers while providing faster service.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Technologies International is now shipping its 2014 parts and accessories catalog. This year's catalog has grown to 1,296 pages representing over 300 brands, and it's being shipped earlier than at any time in the company's 21-year history.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheelmaker Rolf Prima has appointed Uncommon Communications as its public and media relations agency. Uncommon will oversee all public and media communications in addition to a product review program.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has added three new staffers to its product staff: James Winchester as its Fuji lifestyle product manager, Chris Dietrich as Fuji mountain product manager, and Curt Davis as ASI-Asia director of product and engineering.
GRATON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matt Fritzinger, the founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, has formed Zinger Pacific Consulting, a consulting business focused on helping start-ups and young companies.