ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — Park Tool began moving into its new factory, warehouse and office building Sunday. The new 68,000-square-foot facility, which sits on 23 acres of land, offers plenty of room for expansion of shipping, manufacturing and packaging areas and is about 50 percent larger than its former headquarters.
“We’ve got 1,500 pallets to move,” said Bill Armas, who handles marketing for the Minnesota bike tool company, on Friday. “We have three trucks doing the mile-and-a-half trip to the old building. We will hopefully get it all done in a week.”
The company broke ground on the new building last August. It sits on protected wetlands with built-in singletrack.
Armas said Park Tool occupied its former factory for 15 years and ran out of space. The expansion allows the company to bring more manufacturing in house. About 80 percent of its products are manufactured there, with most parts sourced from local Twin Cities suppliers. Recently Park Tool invested more than a half-million dollars on new tooling.
The new address is 5115 Hadley Ave North, St. Paul, MN 55128. Phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.
Park Tool will hold a grand opening in conjunction with its 50th anniversary bash on April 13.