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BTI breaks ground on new distribution center

Published July 2, 2012

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) Monday July 2 2012 9:39 AM MT—Bicycle Technologies International broke ground Friday on a new 50,000-square-foot call center and distribution hub here.

The new building will be more than three times the size of BTI's current warehouse. The company said it plans to improve supply to U.S. bicycle dealers through investments in automation, improved selection and deeper inventory levels.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez spoke at the event, praising BTI for creating quality jobs in the state. Santa Fe City Councilwoman Rebecca Wurzberger said BTI was the type of locally grown, green company that Santa Fe wants to attract not only for job creation, but for community building activities as well. She cited BTI's role in organizing the upcoming IMBA World Summit in Santa Fe this October as an example.

"BTI has grown 20-fold since relocating from Ashland, Oregon, to Santa Fe in 1996," BTI president Andrew Wright said. "The new 50,000-square-foot space is expandable to 150,000, offering BTI room for many years of continued growth. This particular site was chosen for its access to services, trails, public transportation and higher education. The 300 acres of protected open space adjacent to the site is a great bonus."

The new building will be 5 miles south of BTI's current location in a master-planned employment zone located next to the Santa Fe Community College. The company plans to move in March next year.

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